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





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Results : 32 elements corresponding to 38 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
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

Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
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

Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-HoutemBelgium
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuania
Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian Federation
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
Moussem of Tan-TanMorocco
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
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