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 : 32 elements corresponding to 22 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and Herzegovina

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina
Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

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

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese paper-cutChina
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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