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 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.


The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.






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Results : 10 elements corresponding to 11 countries
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2022

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Orteke, traditional performing art in Kazakhstan: dance, puppet and musicKazakhstan

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri LankaSri Lanka

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Shadow playSyrian Arab Republic

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

KaragözTürkiye

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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