Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the inscribed elements below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.





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Results : 26 elements corresponding to 21 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraine

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ojkanje singingCroatia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hua’erChina
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeria
Albanian folk iso-polyphonyAlbania
Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgaria
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian Federation
Georgian polyphonic singingGeorgia
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga
Mystery play of ElcheSpain
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African Republic
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