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 38 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia
Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in GouraraAlgeria
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopia
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungary
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in KāšānIran (Islamic Republic of)
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
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