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

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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 : 17 elements corresponding to 16 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gesar epic traditionChina
ManasChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
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