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 : 75 elements corresponding to 49 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanama
Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlands
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugal
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and Herzegovina
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia
Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of SylhetBangladesh

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
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
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorway
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustria

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Manufacture of cowbellsPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria

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

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgium

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia
Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChina
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathingMongolia
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
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

Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, AndalusiaSpain

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junksChina
Wooden movable-type printing of ChinaChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocadeChina
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapan
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in PekalonganIndonesia
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

Barkcloth making in UgandaUganda
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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