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 17 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanama
Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorway

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

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

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
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