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 : 32 elements corresponding to 20 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dondang SayangMalaysia
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)

2016

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Music of TerchováSlovakia
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly

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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Naadam, Mongolian traditional festivalMongolia
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Scissors dancePeru

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongolia
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gesar epic traditionChina
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
NanyinChina
Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan
Iraqi MaqamIraq
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Traditional music of the Morin KhuurMongolia
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songChina – Mongolia
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
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