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 : 21 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2016

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorway

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, AndalusiaSpain

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ojkanje singingCroatia
Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junksChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocadeChina
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
Makishi masqueradeZambia
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Oral and graphic expressions of the WajapiBrazil
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African Republic
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
Space of gong cultureViet Nam
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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