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 : 12 elements corresponding to 12 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentIran (Islamic Republic of) – Azerbaijan
Basel CarnivalSwitzerland

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural HeritageBulgaria

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ca trù singingViet Nam
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
Katta AshulaUzbekistan

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
Mystery play of ElcheSpain
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Patum of BergaSpain
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