Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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.




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Results : 18 elements corresponding to 19 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dondang SayangMalaysia
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia

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
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Indonesian BatikIndonesia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tradition of Vedic chantingIndia
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