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 : 35 elements corresponding to 45 countries

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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria
Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexico
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
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
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabetGeorgia
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRomania – Republic of Moldova
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Bagpipe cultureSlovakia
Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

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

Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance

2009

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and PeruBolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – Peru
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