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 : 47 elements corresponding to 36 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in GouraraAlgeria
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Baile ChinoChile
Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Capoeira circleBrazil
Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali
Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongolia
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeria
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgium

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopia
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRomania – Republic of Moldova
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan
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
Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance
Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible HeritageBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chhau danceIndia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural space of the Yaaral and DegalMali
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