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 19 countries

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2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMali

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Căluş ritualRomania
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
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