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 : 17 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Spring celebration, HıdrellezThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Turkey

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya
Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of KhachkarsArmenia
Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei ritualsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Chinese seal engravingChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Căluş ritualRomania
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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