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 : 15 elements corresponding to 24 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Shadow playSyrian Arab Republic

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri LankaSri Lanka

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali

2012

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Indonesian BatikIndonesia
KaragözTurkey
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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