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

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 18 elements corresponding to 13 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
Gesar epic traditionChina
ManasChina
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Baul songsBangladesh
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
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