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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.

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Results : 27 elements corresponding to 27 countries

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2021

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceebu Jën, a culinary art of SenegalSenegal
Cultural Heritage of Boka Navy Kotor: a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityMontenegro
Festive cycle around the devotion and worship towards Saint John the Baptist Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
FjiriBahrain
GamelanIndonesia
Inuit drum dancing and singingDenmark
Nora, dance drama in southern ThailandThailand
Nordic clinker boat traditionsDenmark – Finland – Iceland – Norway – Sweden

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Reggae music of JamaicaJamaica
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanama

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Mazu belief and customsChina
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic
Kihnu cultural spaceEstonia
Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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