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 : 66 elements corresponding to 33 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeru

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetryOman

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal
Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chhau danceIndia
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Scissors dancePeru
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatia
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ca trù singingViet Nam

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
CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese paper-cutChina
GagakuJapan
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Gesar epic traditionChina
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Hua’erChina
Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of ValenciaSpain
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Regong artsChina
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Tibetan operaChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Fujara and its musicSlovakia
Kabuki theatreJapan
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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