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 : 92 elements corresponding to 59 countries

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2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetryUnited Arab Emirates

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Kazakh traditional Assyk gamesKazakhstan
Kok boru, traditional horse gameKyrgyzstan
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia
RebetikoGreece
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeru

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexico
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkey – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRomania – Republic of Moldova
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

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
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan
Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece
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

Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger
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

Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam
Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Music of TerchováSlovakia
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of MontsenySpain

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Human towersSpain
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTurkey
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongolia
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

DaimokutateJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
Dragon Boat festivalChina
GagakuJapan
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of ValenciaSpain
Koshikijima no ToshidonJapan
ManasChina
Mazu belief and customsChina
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songsViet Nam
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
Yueju operaChina

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

Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
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