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

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 : 21 elements corresponding to 18 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai communityKenya

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg Region (South-Sweden)Sweden

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France
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