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 : 21 elements corresponding to 19 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
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

Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
KaragözTurkey
Koshikijima no ToshidonJapan
NanyinChina
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
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