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 : 30 elements corresponding to 24 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina

2014

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

Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in ŠtipThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal
Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg
Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Human towersSpain
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia
Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium
TangoArgentina – Uruguay

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kabuki theatreJapan
La Tumba FrancesaCuba
Patum of BergaSpain
Song of Sana’aYemen
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