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 : 17 elements corresponding to 15 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-HoutemBelgium
Human towersSpain

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
KaragözTurkey
NanyinChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Carnival of BincheBelgium
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Iraqi MaqamIraq
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo
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