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 : 31 elements corresponding to 23 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Capoeira circleBrazil
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgium

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Guqin and its musicChina
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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