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 : 25 elements corresponding to 21 countries

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2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia
Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil

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
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
ManasChina

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in PekalonganIndonesia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeria
Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgaria
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
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