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 listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

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The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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Results : 48 elements corresponding to 5 regions and 61 countries


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Art of pottery-making of Chăm peopleViet Nam
Culture of Ukrainian borscht cookingUkraine
Quinchamalí and Santa Cruz de Cuca potteryChile
Traditional Ahlat stoneworkTürkiye
Xhubleta, skills, craftsmanship and forms of usageAlbania

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al Talli, traditional embroidery skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Al-Khanjar, craft skills and social practicesOman
Al-Mansaf in Jordan, a festive banquet and its social and cultural meaningsJordan
Alheda'a, oral traditions of calling camel flocksSaudi Arabia – Oman – United Arab Emirates
Ancestral system of knowledge of the four indigenous peoples, Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Kogui and Wiwa of the Sierra Nevada de Santa MartaColombia
Artisanal know-how and culture of baguette breadFrance
August 15th (Dekapentavgoustos) festivities in two Highland Communities of Northern Greece: Tranos Choros (Grand Dance) in Vlasti and Syrrako FestivalGreece
Bear festivities in the PyreneesAndorra – France
Beekeeping in Slovenia, a way of lifeSlovenia
Crafting and playing the OudIran (Islamic Republic of) – Syrian Arab Republic
Culture of Çay (tea), a symbol of identity, hospitality and social interactionAzerbaijan – Türkiye
Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesUnited Arab Emirates – Bahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – Yemen
Festivals related to the Journey of the Holy family in EgyptEgypt
Festivity of Saint Tryphon and the Kolo (chain dance) of Saint Tryphon, traditions of Croats from Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor) who live in the Republic of CroatiaCroatia
Furyu-odori, ritual dances imbued with people’s hopes and prayersJapan
Harissa, knowledge, skills and culinary and social practicesTunisia
Holy Week in GuatemalaGuatemala
Hungarian string band traditionHungary
Kalela danceZambia
Knowledge and practices related to cultivating Khawlani coffee beansSaudi Arabia
Knowledge of the light rum mastersCuba
Kun Lbokator, traditional martial arts in CambodiaCambodia
Lipizzan horse breeding traditionsAustria – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Croatia – Hungary – Italy – Romania – Slovakia – Slovenia
Manual bell ringingSpain
Orteke, traditional performing art in Kazakhstan: dance, puppet and musicKazakhstan
Pehlevanliq culture: traditional zorkhana games, sports and wrestlingAzerbaijan
Pyongyang Raengmyon customDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Raï, popular folk song of AlgeriaAlgeria
Sericulture and traditional production of silk for weavingAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Türkiye – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
Social practices and knowledge related to the preparation and use of the traditional plum spirit – šljivovicaSerbia
Straw weaving in Belarus, art, craft and skillsBelarus
Talchum, mask dance drama in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Telling tradition of Nasreddin Hodja/ Molla Nesreddin/ Molla Ependi/ Apendi/ Afendi Kozhanasyr AnecdotesAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Tajikistan – Türkiye – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
The art of the traditional blouse with embroidery on the shoulder (altiţă) — an element of cultural identity in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRomania – Republic of Moldova
The practice of Modern Dance in GermanyGermany
Timber raftingAustria – Czechia – Germany – Latvia – Poland – Spain
Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in ChinaChina
Turkmen-style needlework artTurkmenistan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Yaldā/ChellaIran (Islamic Republic of) – Afghanistan

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Al Sadu Educational Programme: Train the trainers in the art of weavingKuwait
Portuguese-Galician border ICH: a safeguarding model created by Ponte...nas ondas!Portugal – Spain
Strategy for safeguarding traditional crafts: The Bearers of Folk Craft Tradition programmeCzechia
Tocatì, a shared programme for the safeguarding of traditional games and sportsItaly – Belgium – Croatia – Cyprus – France