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 : 50 elements corresponding to 35 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and Herzegovina

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermany
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina

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

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia
Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chhau danceIndia
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Peking operaChina
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional music of the TsuurMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese paper-cutChina
Hua’erChina
Indonesian BatikIndonesia
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic projectSpain

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
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