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 : 29 elements corresponding to 28 countries

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2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Turkey – Uzbekistan
Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills in making and wearing Kyrgyz men’s headwearKyrgyzstan
Khorazm dance, LazgiUzbekistan
Traditional turkmen carpet making art in TurkmenistanTurkmenistan

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistan
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breedersKazakhstan

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kazakh traditional Assyk gamesKazakhstan
Kok boru, traditional horse gameKyrgyzstan
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Katta AshulaUzbekistan

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
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