Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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 listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 42 elements corresponding to 44 countries

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2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

AlpinismFrance – Italy – Switzerland
Armenian letter art and its cultural expressionsArmenia
Drotárstvo, wire craft and artSlovakia
Tradition of Kosiv painted ceramicsUkraine

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace buildingColombia

2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Knowledge and skills of the water measurers of the foggaras or water bailiffs of Touat and TidikeltAlgeria

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlands
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia

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
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

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
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
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 weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

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

Equitation in the French traditionFrance

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
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
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

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
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