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 : 61 elements corresponding to 33 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dondang SayangMalaysia
Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailand
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia
Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermany
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabetGeorgia
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
YogaIndia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Capoeira circleBrazil
Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam
Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChina
Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopia
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Wooden movable-type printing of ChinaChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei ritualsIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Art of Chinese seal engravingChina
China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese calligraphyChina
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Indonesian BatikIndonesia
NanyinChina
Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Duduk and its musicArmenia
Guqin and its musicChina
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
Kun Qu operaChina
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Tradition of Vedic chantingIndia
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