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 : 18 elements corresponding to 17 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of ZambiaZambia

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in ŠtipNorth Macedonia
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMali

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of KhachkarsArmenia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuania
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Space of gong cultureViet Nam
Traditional music of the Morin KhuurMongolia
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