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 : 31 elements corresponding to 28 countries

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2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songsColombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongolia
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'IvoireMali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'Ivoire

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

FlamencoSpain
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Georgian polyphonic singingGeorgia
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
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