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 : 36 elements corresponding to 30 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
HurlingIreland
Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailand
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan

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)

2013

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
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
Gesar epic traditionChina
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Mazu belief and customsChina
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Oral and graphic expressions of the WajapiBrazil
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
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