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 : 74 elements corresponding to 39 countries

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2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Manufacture of cowbellsPortugal
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab Emirates
Capoeira circleBrazil
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaIndia
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
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

FlamencoSpain
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Peking operaChina

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ca trù singingViet Nam
Qiang New Year festivalChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
ChakkirakoJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GagakuJapan
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
MaloyaFrance
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
NanyinChina
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Tibetan operaChina
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea
Iraqi MaqamIraq
Kabuki theatreJapan
La Tumba FrancesaCuba
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Mbende Jerusarema danceZimbabwe
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court musicViet Nam
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Song of Sana’aYemen
Space of gong cultureViet Nam
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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