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 : 34 elements corresponding to 27 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
PuntoCuba

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
DoinaRomania
TangoArgentina – Uruguay
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Iraqi MaqamIraq
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Patum of BergaSpain
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
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