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 : 18 elements corresponding to 26 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – 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

Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
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