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 : 29 elements corresponding to 17 countries

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2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kwagh-Hir theatrical performanceNigeria

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

GagakuJapan
Hayachine KaguraJapan
KaragözTurkey
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Tibetan operaChina
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
El GüegüenseNicaragua
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Kabuki theatreJapan
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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