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 : 86 elements corresponding to 54 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

As-Samer in JordanJordan
Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistan
Dondang SayangMalaysia
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Međimurska popevka, a folksong from MeđimurjeCroatia

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetryUnited Arab Emirates
Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMorocco

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia
Spring celebration, HıdrellezThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Turkey
Uilleann pipingIreland

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi Arabia
Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

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

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman
FlamencoSpain
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongolia
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina
Traditional music of the TsuurMongolia
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
Chinese calligraphyChina
Chinese paper-cutChina
DoinaRomania
Gesar epic traditionChina
Indonesian BatikIndonesia
ManasChina
NanyinChina
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeria
Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt
Albanian folk iso-polyphonyAlbania
Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Duduk and its musicArmenia
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Kihnu cultural spaceEstonia
Moussem of Tan-TanMorocco
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Song of Sana’aYemen
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songChina – Mongolia
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