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 : 15 elements corresponding to 13 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai communityKenya

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya

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

Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungary

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

DaimokutateJapan
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
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