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 : 22 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
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

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Capoeira circleBrazil
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
MaloyaFrance
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali
TangoArgentina – Uruguay

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
La Tumba FrancesaCuba
Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaica
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
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