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 : 55 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songsColombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanama
PuntoCuba
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexico
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baile ChinoChile
Capoeira circleBrazil
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, ParáBrazil
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible HeritageBrazil
Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Scissors dancePeru
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico
TangoArgentina – Uruguay

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
El GüegüenseNicaragua
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Taquile and its textile artPeru
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