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 : 20 elements corresponding to 22 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
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