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 : 43 elements corresponding to 33 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Shadow playSyrian Arab Republic

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg Region (South-Sweden)Sweden

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan

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

Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China
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

Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
DaimokutateJapan
Gesar epic traditionChina
ManasChina
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali
Tibetan operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Baul songsBangladesh
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Palestinian HikayePalestine
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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