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 : 14 elements corresponding to 14 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius
Uilleann pipingIreland
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

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

Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nôgaku theatreJapan
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