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 : 50 elements corresponding to 32 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
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
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan

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

Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

FlamencoSpain
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Scissors dancePeru
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ca trù singingViet Nam
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GagakuJapan
ManasChina
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
NanyinChina
Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Guqin and its musicChina
Iraqi MaqamIraq
Kabuki theatreJapan
Song of Sana’aYemen
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
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