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 : 43 elements corresponding to 32 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Saman danceIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chhau danceIndia
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Aubusson tapestryFrance
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
DaimokutateJapan
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Hua’erChina
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Regong artsChina
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Tibetan operaChina
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Căluş ritualRomania
Fujara and its musicSlovakia
Kabuki theatreJapan
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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