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 : 44 elements corresponding to 30 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest)Belarus
Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan
Reggae music of JamaicaJamaica

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Scissors dancePeru
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese paper-cutChina
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Hua’erChina
Indonesian BatikIndonesia
ManasChina
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Makishi masqueradeZambia
Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaica
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
Tradition of Vedic chantingIndia
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
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