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 : 25 elements corresponding to 28 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

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Manufacture of cowbellsPortugal

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapan
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