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 : 26 elements corresponding to 20 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia

2016

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

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

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

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
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
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