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 : 12 elements corresponding to 8 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

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey

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

2009

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
Carnival of BincheBelgium
Iraqi MaqamIraq
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