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 : 80 elements corresponding to 41 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of CubaCuba
Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan
Reggae music of JamaicaJamaica
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanama
Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri LankaSri Lanka
The skills related to perfume in Pays de Grasse: the cultivation of perfume plants, the knowledge and processing of natural raw materials, and the art of perfume compositionFrance

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia
PuntoCuba
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius
Uilleann pipingIreland

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorway

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania
Saman danceIndonesia
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junksChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
ChakkirakoJapan
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
Indonesian BatikIndonesia
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus
MaloyaFrance
Mazu belief and customsChina
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baul songsBangladesh
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Kihnu cultural spaceEstonia
La Tumba FrancesaCuba
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga
Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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