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 10 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
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

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico
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