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 : 21 elements corresponding to 17 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina

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

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)

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

Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'IvoireMali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'Ivoire

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Saman danceIndonesia

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Qiang New Year festivalChina
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hua’erChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Căluş ritualRomania
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
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