Submitting States and priorities for 2018 cycle

Below are the files received by the UNESCO Secretariat for a potential examination in the 2018 cycle. This list includes nominations for the Urgent Safeguarding List or Representative List, proposals for the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices and requests for International Assistance greater than US$100,000.

The Committee will examine at least one file per submitting State during the two cycles of 2018 and 2019. It determined the total number of files for these two cycles to be 100 (50 in 2018 and 50 in 2019).

For the 2018 cycle, files are presented below in the order corresponding to Committee decision 10.COM 13 to have at least one file per submitting State processed over the two cycles of 2017 and 2018, and to the level of priorities stated in paragraph 34 of the Operational Directives:

  • (i) files from States having no elements inscribed, good safeguarding practices selected or requests for International Assistance greater than US$100,000 approved, and nominations to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  • (ii) multinational files; and
  • (iii) files from States with the fewest elements inscribed, good safeguarding practices selected or requests for International Assistance greater than US$100,000 approved, in comparison with other submitting States during the same cycle.

The States that do not have a file examined in 2018 will have priority during the 2019 cycle (decision 11.COM 12).

Countries Submitted files Level of priority
1 AlbaniaIAR+25Establishing and promoting the inventory of intangible cultural heritage in Albania (01253)(0) one file for 2017-2018
2 BahamasRLBahamian strawcraft (01401)(0) one file for 2017-2018
3 BelarusRLCelebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest) (01387)(0) one file for 2017-2018
4 CambodiaUSLLkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet (01374)(0) one file for 2017-2018
5 ChinaRLLum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in China (01386)(0) one file for 2017-2018
6 CroatiaRLMeđimurska popevka, a folksong from Međimurje (01396)(0) one file for 2017-2018
7 CzechiaRLHandmade production of Christmas tree decorations from glass beads (01375)(0) one file for 2017-2018
8 Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaRLSsirum (Korean wrestling) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (01361)(0) one file for 2017-2018
9 FranceRLLes savoir-faire liés au parfum en Pays de Grasse : la culture de la plante à parfum, la connaissance des matières premières et leur transformation, l’art de composer le parfum (01207)(0) one file for 2017-2018
10 GeorgiaRLGeorgian wrestling (01371)(0) one file for 2017-2018
11 JamaicaRLReggae music of Jamaica (01398)(0) one file for 2017-2018
12 JapanRLRaiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumes (01271)(0) one file for 2017-2018
13 JordanRLAs-Samer in Jordan (01301)(0) one file for 2017-2018
14 MalaysiaRLDondang Sayang (01410)(0) one file for 2017-2018
15 MexicoRLLa Romería (the Pilgrimage): ritual cycle of ‘La llevada’ (the Carrying) of the Virgin of Zapopan (01400)(0) one file for 2017-2018
16 OmanRLHorse and camel Ardhah (01359)(0) one file for 2017-2018
17 PakistanUSLSuri Jagek (observing the sun), traditional meteorological and astronomical practice based on the observation of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the local topography (01381)(0) one file for 2017-2018
18 PolandRLNativity scene (szopka) tradition in Krakow (01362)(0) one file for 2017-2018
19 Republic of KoreaRLSsireum, traditional wrestling in the Republic of Korea (01280)(0) one file for 2017-2018
20 SpainRLTamboradas, rituels de battements de tambour (01208)(0) one file for 2017-2018
21 Sri LankaRLRūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama of Sri Lanka (01370)(0) one file for 2017-2018
22 SwedenBSPLand-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg Region (South-Sweden) (01392)(0) one file for 2017-2018
23 Syrian Arab RepublicUSLShadow play (01368)(0) one file for 2017-2018
24 ThailandRLKhon, masked dance drama of Thailand (01385)(0) one file for 2017-2018
25 TunisiaRLLes savoir-faire liés à la poterie des femmes de Sejnane (01406)(0) one file for 2017-2018
26 IrelandRLHurling (01263)(i) no element inscribed
27 Lao People’s Democratic RepublicRLTraditional art of Naga weaving (01388)(i) no element inscribed
28 PanamaRLRitual and festive expressions of the Congo culture (01383)(i) no element inscribed
29 AlgeriaUSLLes savoirs et savoir-faire des mesureurs d’eau des foggaras ou aiguadiers du Touat-Tidikelt, Wilaya d’Adrar (01274)(i) nomination for USL
30 AzerbaijanUSLYally (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group circle dance from Sharur, Nakhchivan (01190)(i) nomination for USL
31 EgyptUSLTraditional hand puppetry (01376)(i) nomination for USL
32 KenyaUSLEnkipaata, Eunoto and Olng’esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai community (01390)(i) nomination for USL
33 Austria; SwitzerlandRLGestion du danger d’avalanches (01380)(ii) multinational nomination
34 Azerbaijan; Kazakhstan; TurkeyRLHeritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut: epic culture, folk tales and music (01399)(ii) multinational nomination
35 Cyprus; Croatia; Spain; France; Greece; Italy; Slovenia; SwitzerlandRLArt of dry stone: knowledge and techniques (01393)(ii) multinational nomination
36 Germany; Austria; Hungary; Slovakia; CzechiaRLBlaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač - resist block printing and indigo dyeing in Europe (01365)(ii) multinational nomination
37 Indonesia; MalaysiaRLPantun, Malay oral tradition (01407)(ii) multinational nomination
38 Malawi; ZimbabweRLThumb piano (01408)(ii) multinational nomination
39 ArgentinaRLChamamé (01363)(iii) 1 element inscribed
40 Bosnia and HerzegovinaRLPicking of iva grass on Ozren mountain (01289)(iii) 1 element inscribed
41 SerbiaRLSinging to the accompaniment of the Gusle (01377)(iii) 1 element inscribed
42 SloveniaRLBobbin lacemaking in Slovenia (01378)(iii) 1 element inscribed
43 TajikistanRLChakan - an embroidery in the Republic of Tajikistan (01397)(iii) 1 element inscribed
44 United Arab EmiratesRLAl Aflaj, traditional irrigation network system in the UAE, oral traditions, knowledge and skills of construction, maintenance and equitable water distribution (01269)(iii) 1 element inscribed
45 ZambiaRLMooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of Zambia (01372)(iii) 1 element inscribed
46 CubaRLFestivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of Cuba (01405)(iii) 2 elements inscribed
47 KazakhstanRLTraditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breeders (01402)(iii) 2 elements inscribed
48 MalawiRLMwinoghe, joyous dance (01293)(iii) 2 elements inscribed
49 Saudi ArabiaBSPAl-Janadria, national festival of heritage and culture (01403)(iii) 2 elements inscribed
50 BangladeshRLRickshaws and rickshaw painting in Dhaka (00960)(iii) 3 elements inscribed
51 Armenia(iii) 4 elements inscribed
52 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)(iii) 4 elements inscribed
53 Morocco(iii) 4 elements inscribed
54 Uzbekistan(iii) 4 elements inscribed
55 Bulgaria(iii) 5 elements inscribed
56 Italy(iii) 5 elements inscribed
57 Indonesia(iii) 8 elements inscribed
58 Peru(iii) 8 elements inscribed
59 Iran (Islamic Republic of)(iii) 9 elements inscribed
60 Viet Nam(iii) 10 elements inscribed
61 Belgium(iii) 11 elements inscribed
62 India(iii) 11 elements inscribed
63 Mongolia(iii) 12 elements inscribed
64 Turkey(iii) 12 elements inscribed