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 : 43 elements corresponding to 42 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
Falconry, a living human heritageUnited Arab Emirates – Austria – Belgium – Czechia – France – Germany – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Republic of Korea – Mongolia – Morocco – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Spain – Syrian Arab Republic
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia

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

Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

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

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea
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