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 : 42 elements corresponding to 24 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Lkhon Khol Wat Svay AndetCambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of ZapopanMexico
Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in ChinaChina

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlands
Kumbh MelaIndia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aubusson tapestryFrance
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Hua’erChina
ManasChina
Regong artsChina
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeria
Baul songsBangladesh
Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian Federation
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
Cultural space of the Yaaral and DegalMali
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Taquile and its textile artPeru
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