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 : 92 elements corresponding to 62 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal
Chapei Dang VengCambodia
Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraine
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi Arabia
Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria
Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexico
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermany
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
YogaIndia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

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

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia
Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Bagpipe cultureSlovakia
Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria
Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan
Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan
Capoeira circleBrazil
Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali
Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia
Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongolia
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium
Traditional art of Jamdani weavingBangladesh
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathingMongolia
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

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
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese paper-cutChina

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in PekalonganIndonesia
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