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 : 54 elements corresponding to 36 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgium

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

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
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria

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

Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

FlamencoSpain
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia

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

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
ChakkirakoJapan
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GagakuJapan
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
MaloyaFrance
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
NanyinChina
Tibetan operaChina
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BincheBelgium
Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Iraqi MaqamIraq
Kabuki theatreJapan
Kun Qu operaChina
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
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
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
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