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 : 40 elements corresponding to 28 countries

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2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetryUnited Arab Emirates

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan
The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

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

Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chhau danceIndia
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei ritualsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia
Qiang New Year festivalChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

DaimokutateJapan
Gesar epic traditionChina
ManasChina
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia
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