Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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 : 8 elements corresponding to 13 countries

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2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Byzantine chantCyprus – Greece

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

Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania
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