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 : 44 elements corresponding to 37 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi Arabia
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

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUganda
Mongolian calligraphyMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Saman danceIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ojkanje singingCroatia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)

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

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Chinese calligraphyChina
DoinaRomania
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hua’erChina
TangoArgentina – Uruguay

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Duduk and its musicArmenia
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Song of Sana’aYemen
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