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 : 17 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan

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 ŠtipThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

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

Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Space of gong cultureViet Nam
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