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

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 : 13 elements corresponding to 13 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistan
Pottery skills of the women of SejnaneTunisia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
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