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 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.


The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.







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Results : 35 elements corresponding to 5 regions and 28 countries
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2023

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Syrian glassblowingSyrian Arab Republic

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceramic arts in UzbekistanUzbekistan
Knowledge, craft and skills of handmade glass productionCzechia – Finland – France – Germany – Hungary – Spain
Rickshaws and rickshaw painting in DhakaBangladesh
Traditional skills of loincloth weaving in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

2022

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beekeeping in Slovenia, a way of lifeSlovenia

2021

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Durga Puja in KolkataIndia

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Artisanal talavera of Puebla and Tlaxcala (Mexico) and ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo (Spain) making processMexico – Spain
Holy Week processions in MendrisioSwitzerland
Tradition of Kosiv painted ceramicsUkraine

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugal

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabetGeorgia
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTürkiye

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustria

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTürkiye

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungary

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Chinese seal engravingChina
Aubusson tapestryFrance
Gesar epic traditionChina
KaragözTürkiye
Regong artsChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
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