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 : 23 elements corresponding to 26 countries

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2020

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Craft techniques and customary practices of cathedral workshops, or Bauhütten, in Europe, know-how, transmission, development of knowledge and innovationGermany – Austria – France – Norway – Switzerland
The Martinique yole, from construction to sailing practices, a model for heritage safeguardingFrance

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanicsSwitzerland – France
Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and convivialityFrance – Belgium – Luxembourg – Italy
The art of glass beadsItaly – France

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

AlpinismFrance – Italy – Switzerland

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
The skills related to perfume in Pays de Grasse: the cultivation of perfume plants, the knowledge and processing of natural raw materials, and the art of perfume compositionFrance

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of GranvilleFrance
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

Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Equitation in the French traditionFrance

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aubusson tapestryFrance
MaloyaFrance
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France
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