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.





More criteria



Results : 25 elements corresponding to 23 countries

2016320151201442013320112201042009620082

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo
Top