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 : 20 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Lkhon Khol Wat Svay AndetCambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea

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

The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in GouraraAlgeria
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

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

Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Scissors dancePeru
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuania
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
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