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

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 : 21 elements corresponding to 19 countries

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2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Chinese seal engravingChina
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Ijele masqueradeNigeria

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Makishi masqueradeZambia
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African Republic
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