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 : 9 elements corresponding to 10 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

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

KaragözTurkey

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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