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 : 26 elements corresponding to 21 countries

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2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi Arabia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary

2015

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

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

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Saman danceIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico

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

Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia
MaloyaFrance
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania
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