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 : 32 elements corresponding to 51 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Falconry, a living human heritageUnited Arab Emirates – Austria – Belgium – Czechia – France – Germany – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Republic of Korea – Mongolia – Morocco – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Spain – Syrian Arab Republic
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkey – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRomania – Republic of Moldova

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

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

Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia
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

Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChina
Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, ParáBrazil
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMali

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)
Peking operaChina
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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