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 : 47 elements corresponding to 26 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of NakhchivanAzerbaijan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chidaoba, wrestling in GeorgiaGeorgia

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMorocco

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Uilleann pipingIreland

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia
Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bagpipe cultureSlovakia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baile ChinoChile
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathingMongolia
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman
Chhau danceIndia
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTurkey
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional music of the TsuurMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GagakuJapan
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
NanyinChina
Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeria
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Duduk and its musicArmenia
Fujara and its musicSlovakia
Kabuki theatreJapan
Kun Qu operaChina
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
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