Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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 listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 22 elements corresponding to 20 countries

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2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kwagh-Hir theatrical performanceNigeria
Winter festivities, Carnival of PodencePortugal

2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Lkhon Khol Wat Svay AndetCambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailand
Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ijele masqueradeNigeria

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BincheBelgium
Makishi masqueradeZambia
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
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