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 : 23 elements corresponding to 9 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
RebetikoGreece

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain
FlamencoSpain
Human towersSpain
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTurkey
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of ValenciaSpain
KaragözTurkey
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey
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