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 : 62 elements corresponding to 31 countries

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2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain

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
Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Baile ChinoChile
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam

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

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan
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
Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus

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
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTurkey
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Peking operaChina
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

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
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
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Duduk and its musicArmenia
Fujara and its musicSlovakia
Kabuki theatreJapan
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
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