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 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.

The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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Results : 10 elements corresponding to 4 regions and 12 countries


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Mansaf in Jordan, a festive banquet and its social and cultural meaningsJordan
Bear festivities in the PyreneesAndorra – France
Hungarian string band traditionHungary
Social practices and knowledge related to the preparation and use of the traditional plum spirit – šljivovicaSerbia
Turkmen-style needlework artTurkmenistan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qudoud al-HalabiyaSyrian Arab Republic
Art of Xòe dance of the Tai people in Viet NamViet Nam
Ceebu Jën, a culinary art of SenegalSenegal
Inuit drum dancing and singingDenmark


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia