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 : 30 elements corresponding to 27 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of ZambiaZambia

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam

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

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Qiang New Year festivalChina
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
MaloyaFrance
NanyinChina
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
Makishi masqueradeZambia
Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaica
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
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