Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 19 elements corresponding to 22 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in KrakowPoland

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

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

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)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain
Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungary

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Regong artsChina
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian Federation
Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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