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 : 39 elements corresponding to 36 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
YogaIndia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUganda
Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMali

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (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

Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Barkcloth making in UgandaUganda
Căluş ritualRomania
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Georgian polyphonic singingGeorgia
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaica
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
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