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 : 116 elements corresponding to 60 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Suri Jagek (observing the sun), traditional meteorological and astronomical practice based on the observation of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the local topographyPakistan
Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of NakhchivanAzerbaijan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Avalanche risk managementSwitzerland – Austria
Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistan
Chidaoba, wrestling in GeorgiaGeorgia
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in ChinaChina
Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountainBosnia and Herzegovina
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

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongolia
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMorocco
Whistled languageTurkey

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugal
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
Kok boru, traditional horse gameKyrgyzstan
Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and Herzegovina
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeru

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Baile ChinoChile
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUganda
Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
Music of TerchováSlovakia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of MontsenySpain

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaIndia
Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman
Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of KhachkarsArmenia
Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Scissors dancePeru
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatia
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Qiang New Year festivalChina
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
DaimokutateJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Gesar epic traditionChina
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Hua’erChina
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Katta AshulaUzbekistan
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus
ManasChina
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Regong artsChina
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico
Tibetan operaChina
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and PeruBolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – Peru

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian Federation
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Georgian polyphonic singingGeorgia
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaica
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Mbende Jerusarema danceZimbabwe
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Patum of BergaSpain
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
Space of gong cultureViet Nam
Taquile and its textile artPeru
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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