Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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 listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 83 elements corresponding to 58 countries

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2019

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Seperu folkdance and associated practicesBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

‘Hatajo de Negritos’ and ‘Hatajo de Pallitas’ from the Peruvian south-central coastlinePeru
Khorazm dance, LazgiUzbekistan
Music and dance of Dominican BachataDominican Republic
Practice of traditional music and dance in Setesdal, playing, dancing and singing (stev/stevjing)Norway

2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of NakhchivanAzerbaijan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

As-Samer in JordanJordan
Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailand
Mwinoghe, joyous danceMalawi

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMorocco

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi Arabia
Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab Emirates
Baile ChinoChile
Capoeira circleBrazil
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecNorth Macedonia
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeria
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Saman danceIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman
Chhau danceIndia
FlamencoSpain
Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg
Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
Hayachine KaguraJapan
MaloyaFrance
TangoArgentina – Uruguay

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania
Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgaria
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
El GüegüenseNicaragua
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
La Tumba FrancesaCuba
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga
Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court musicViet Nam
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dancesCzechia
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
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