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 : 23 elements corresponding to 21 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorway
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustria

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junksChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Ijele masqueradeNigeria

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Barkcloth making in UgandaUganda
Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuania
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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