Submitting States and priorities for the 2022 cycle

Under Decision 15.COM 9, the Committee made two decisions: it set the total number of files for the 2022 and 2023 cycles at 110 at least (55 in 2021 and 55 in 2022), and it decided that one file per submitting State should be processed during the two-year period of 2022–2023 (known as priority (0)). In other words, those States Parties that submitted files that could not be treated in the 2021 cycle will see their files given priority in the 2022 cycle, following the principle of one file per submitting State during the two year period (2022-2023).

When establishing the list of nomination files to be treated, the conditions mentioned above are combined with 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.

For the 2022 cycle, a high number of nomination files were received once again and also from a high number of submitting States (76) (by the deadline of 31 March 2021).

The following files will be examined during the seventeenth session of the Committee to be held in 2022:

  • Thirty-eight national files under priority (0)
  • Seven files under priority (i); in addition to two national files for the Urgent Safeguarding List, this group also includes five multinational files with at least one submitting State that has no national elements inscribed
  • Fourteen multinational files under priority (ii)
  • Total: 59 files
Countries Submitted files Level of priority
1 AfghanistanRLBehzad’s style of miniature art (01851)(0) one file for 2021-2022
2 AlbaniaUSLXhubleta, skills, craftsmanship and forms of usage (01880)(0) one file for 2021-2022
3 AlgeriaRLLe raï, chant populaire d’Algérie (01894)(0) one file for 2021-2022
4 AzerbaijanRLPehlevanliq, traditional zorkhana games and sports (01703)(0) one file for 2021-2022
5 BelarusRLStraw weaving of Belarus, art, craft and skills (01889)(0) one file for 2021-2022
6 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBSPNevesinje Olympic Games, traditional games (01731)(0) one file for 2021-2022
7 CambodiaRLKun Lbokator, Cambodian traditional martial arts (01868)(0) one file for 2021-2022
8 ChileUSLQuinchamalí and Santa Cruz de Cuca pottery (01847)(0) one file for 2021-2022
9 ChinaRLTraditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China (01884)(0) one file for 2021-2022
10 ColombiaRLAncestral system of knowledge of the four indigenous people, Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Kogui and Wiwa of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (01886)(0) one file for 2021-2022
11 CroatiaRLFestivity 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 Croatia (01891)(0) one file for 2021-2022
12 CubaRLKnowledge of the light rum masters (01724)(0) one file for 2021-2022
13 CzechiaBSPStrategy for safeguarding of traditional crafts, bearers of folk craft tradition programme (01468)(0) one file for 2021-2022
14 Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaRLPyongyang Raengmyon custom (01695)(0) one file for 2021-2022
15 EgyptRLFestivals related to the Journey of the Holy family in Egypt (01700)(0) one file for 2021-2022
16 FranceRLLes savoir-faire artisanaux et la culture de la baguette de pain (01883)(0) one file for 2021-2022
17 GeorgiaRLTraditional equestrian games in Georgia (Tskhenburti, Isindi, Kabakhi, Marula) (01862)(0) one file for 2021-2022
18 GermanyRLModern dance in Germany (01858)(0) one file for 2021-2022
19 GreeceRLAugust 15th (Dekapentavgoustos) festivities in two Highland Communities of Northern Greece: Tranos Choros (Grand Dance) in Vlasti and Syrrako Festival (01726)(0) one file for 2021-2022
20 GrenadaRLShakespeare Mas, a traditional component of Carnival unique to Carriacou (01903)(0) one file for 2021-2022
21 GuatemalaRLHoly Week in Guatemala (01854)(0) one file for 2021-2022
22 HaitiRLSoupe au giraumon (01853)(0) one file for 2021-2022
23 HungaryRLHungarian string band tradition (01730)(0) one file for 2021-2022
24 JapanRLFuryu-odori, ritual dances imbued with people’s hopes and prayers (01701)(0) one file for 2021-2022
25 JordanRLAl-Mansaf in Jordan, a festive banquet and its social and cultural meanings (01849)(0) one file for 2021-2022
26 KazakhstanRLOrteke, Kazakh traditional performing art: dance, puppet and music (01878)(0) one file for 2021-2022
27 KuwaitBSPAl Sadu Educational Programme: Train the trainers in the art of weaving (01905)(0) one file for 2021-2022
28 MalawiIAR+25Safeguarding of ludodiversity of Malawi through formal and non-formal education (01897)(0) one file for 2021-2022
29 MozambiqueRLMozambican lamellophones (Mbira/Santse/Kalimba/Chityatya) (01898)(0) one file for 2021-2022
30 OmanRLAl-Khanjar, craft skills and social practices (01844)(0) one file for 2021-2022
31 Republic of KoreaRLTalchum, mask dance drama in the Republic of Korea (01742)(0) one file for 2021-2022
32 Saudi ArabiaRLKiswat al-Kaaba, rituals and skills associated with covering the Holy Kaaba (01404)(0) one file for 2021-2022
33 SerbiaRLSocial practices and knowledge related to the preparation and use of the traditional plum spirit – šljivovica (01882)(0) one file for 2021-2022
34 SloveniaRLBeekeeping in Slovenia, a way of life (01857)(0) one file for 2021-2022
35 SpainRLManual bell ringing (01873)(0) one file for 2021-2022
36 TunisiaRLLa harissa, savoirs, savoir-faire et pratiques culinaires et sociales (01710)(0) one file for 2021-2022
37 United Arab EmiratesRLAl Talli, traditional embroidery skills in the United Arab Emirates (01712)(0) one file for 2021-2022
38 ZambiaRLKalela dance (01698)(0) one file for 2021-2022
39 TurkeyUSLTraditional Ahlat stonework (00655)(i) nomination for USL
40 Viet NamUSLArt of pottery-making of Chăm people (01574)(i) nomination for USL
41 Afghanistan; Azerbaijan; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Uzbekistan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; TurkeyRLSericulture and traditional production of silk for weaving (01890)(i) multinational file including a State with no national element inscribed
42 Andorra; FranceRLLes fêtes de l´Ours dans les Pyrénées (01846)(i) multinational file including a State with no national element inscribed
43 Iran (Islamic Republic of); AfghanistanRLYaldā/Chella (01877)(i) multinational file including a State with no national element inscribed
44 Republic of Moldova; RomaniaRLThe art of the traditional blouse with embroidery on the shoulder (altiță) — an element of cultural identity in Romania and the Republic of Moldova (01861)(i) multinational file including a State with no national element inscribed
45 United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Egypt; Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Mauritania; Morocco; Oman; Palestine; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Tunisia; YemenRLDate palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practices (01902)(i) multinational file including a State with no national element inscribed
46 Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Hungary; Italy; Romania; Slovakia; SloveniaRLLipizzan horse breeding traditions (01687)(ii) multinational nomination
47 Azerbaijan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Uzbekistan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; TurkeyRLTelling tradition of Nasreddin Hodja/ Molla Nesreddin/ Molla Ependi/ Apendi/ Afendi Kozhanasyr Anecdotes (01705)(ii) multinational nomination
48 Azerbaijan; TurkeyRLCulture of Çay (tea), a symbol of identity, hospitality and social interaction (01685)(ii) multinational nomination
49 Belgium; Cyprus; Croatia; France; ItalyBSPTocatì, a shared programme for the safeguarding of traditional games and sports (01709)(ii) multinational nomination
50 Belgium; FranceRLLa culture vivante de la fête foraine et l’art des forains (01869)(ii) multinational nomination
51 Germany; Austria; Spain; Latvia; Poland; CzechiaRLTimber rafting (01866)(ii) multinational nomination
52 Iran (Islamic Republic of); TajikistanRLCeremony of Mehergan (01859)(ii) multinational nomination
53 Iran (Islamic Republic of); Tajikistan; UzbekistanRLArt of crafting and playing Robāb/Rubāb/Rubob (01714)(ii) multinational nomination
54 Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan; TajikistanRLTraditional embroidery of Central Asia (01733)(ii) multinational nomination
55 Saudi Arabia; Oman; United Arab EmiratesRLAlheda’a, oral traditions of calling camel flocks (01717)(ii) multinational nomination
56 Spain; PortugalBSPPortuguese-Galician border ICH: a safeguarding model created by Ponte…nas ondas! (01848)(ii) multinational nomination
57 Syrian Arab Republic; Iran (Islamic Republic of)RLCrafting and playing the Oud (01867)(ii) multinational nomination
58 Turkmenistan; Iran (Islamic Republic of)RLTurkmen-style needlework art (01876)(ii) multinational nomination
59 Uzbekistan; TajikistanRLTraditional folk games of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (01734)(ii) multinational nomination
Not treated within 2022 cycle
60 Azerbaijan; TurkeyRLCraftsmanship of Mother of Pearl Inlay (01874)(ii) multinational nomination (redundant group of submitting States)
61 Azerbaijan; TurkeyRLCraftsmanship and performing art of balaban/mey (01704)(ii) multinational nomination (redundant group of submitting States)
62 Iran (Islamic Republic of); TajikistanRLSadeh/Sada celebration (01713)(ii) multinational nomination (redundant group of submitting States)
63 United Arab Emirates; Oman; Saudi ArabiaRLHarees, traditional dish in countries of the Arabian Gulf (01744)(ii) multinational nomination (redundant group of submitting States)
64 Madagascar1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle1 elements inscribed
65 Malta1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle1 elements inscribed
66 Mauritania1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle1 elements inscribed
67 Netherlands1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle1 elements inscribed
68 Sudan1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle1 elements inscribed
69 Panama1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle2 elements inscribed
70 Tajikistan1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle2 elements inscribed
71 Thailand2 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle2 elements inscribed
72 Malaysia2 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle3 elements inscribed
73 Philippines1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle3 elements inscribed
74 Ukraine1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle3 elements inscribed
75 Ethiopia1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle4 elements inscribed
76 Nigeria2 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle4 elements inscribed
77 Armenia1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle6 elements inscribed
78 Mali1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle6 elements inscribed
79 Morocco3 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle6 elements inscribed
80 Uzbekistan1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle6 elements inscribed
81 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle6 elements inscribed
82 Italy6 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle7 elements inscribed
83 Belgium1 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle11 elements inscribed
84 Iran (Islamic Republic of)12 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle11 elements inscribed
85 India22 national file(s) submitted for 2022 cycle or earlier cycle12 elements inscribed
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