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 : 19 elements corresponding to 13 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

ChakkirakoJapan
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Koshikijima no ToshidonJapan
MaloyaFrance
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kihnu cultural spaceEstonia
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga
Taquile and its textile artPeru
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
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