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

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kumbh MelaIndia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam

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

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gesar epic traditionChina
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
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