Submitting States and priorities for 2023 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 2022 and 55 in 2023), 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 2022 cycle will see their files given priority in the 2023 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.

The following files will be examined at the eighteenth session of the Committee to be held in November / December 2023:

  • 44 national files under priority (0)
  • 5 files under priority (i); in addition to two files for the Urgent Safeguarding List and one file from a State with no inscribed element, this group also includes two multinational files with at least one submitting State that has no national elements inscribed
  • 11 multinational files under priority (ii)
  • Total: 60 files

Countries Submitted files Level of priority
1 AngolaRLSona, drawings and geometric figures on sand (01994)(0) one file for 2022-2023
2 ArmeniaRLTradition of blacksmithing in Gyumri (01967)(0) one file for 2022-2023
3 BahamasRLJunkanoo (01988)(0) one file for 2022-2023
4 BangladeshRLRickshaws and rickshaw painting in Dhaka (01589)(0) one file for 2022-2023
5 BelgiumBSPSafeguarding foster care heritage in the merciful city of Geel: a community-based care model (00622)(0) one file for 2022-2023
6 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)RLCh’utillos, the Festival of San Bartolomé and San Ignacio de Loyola, the meeting of cultures in Potosí (01958)(0) one file for 2022-2023
7 CameroonRLLe Nguon, rituels de gouvernance et expressions associées dans la communauté Bamoun (01955)(0) one file for 2022-2023
8 Côte d’IvoireRLLes savoir-faire traditionnels liés au tissage du pagne en Côte d’Ivoire (01949)(0) one file for 2022-2023
9 DjiboutiUSLLe Xeedho (02001)(0) one file for 2022-2023
10 EthiopiaRLShuwalid festival (01845)(0) one file for 2022-2023
11 IndiaRLGarba of Gujarat (01962)(0) one file for 2022-2023
12 IndonesiaRLJamu wellness culture (01972)(0) one file for 2022-2023
13 Iran (Islamic Republic of)BSPGood safeguarding practices to improve hospitality services for Razavi Pilgrims, in order to promote mutual respect among differing communities and groups of people (01715)(0) one file for 2022-2023
14 IraqRLTraditional craft skills and arts of Al-Mudhif building (01950)(0) one file for 2022-2023
15 ItalyRLArt of Italian opera singing (01980)(0) one file for 2022-2023
16 KyrgyzstanRLElechek, Kyrgyz female headwear: traditional knowledge and rituals (01985)(0) one file for 2022-2023
17 Lao People’s Democratic RepublicRLTraditional craft of Naga motif weaving in Lao communities (01973)(0) one file for 2022-2023
18 LebanonRLAl-Man’ouche, savoir-faire et culture de la galette traditionnelle libanaise au thym (02000)(0) one file for 2022-2023
19 LithuaniaRLSodai straw garden making in Lithuania (01987)(0) one file for 2022-2023
20 MadagascarRLLe Hiragasy, art du spectacle des Hautes terres Centrales de Madagascar (01740)(0) one file for 2022-2023
21 MalaysiaUSLMek Mulung (01610)(0) one file for 2022-2023
22 MaliIAR+25Human geography of cultured practices, cultural tourism and capacity building in Mali (01752)(0) one file for 2022-2023
23 MaltaRLMaltese Village Festa, an annual community celebration (01871)(0) one file for 2022-2023
24 MauritaniaRLLa Mahadra, connaissances et traditions orales (01960)(0) one file for 2022-2023
25 MoroccoRLLe Malhoun, un art poético-musical populaire (01592)(0) one file for 2022-2023
26 NetherlandsRLRotterdam Summer Carnival (01870)(0) one file for 2022-2023
27 NigeriaRLSango Festival, Oyo (01974)(0) one file for 2022-2023
28 PalestineRLDabkeh, Palestinian popular dance with traditional performing arts (01998)(0) one file for 2022-2023
29 PanamaBSPICH safeguarding practices program for the cultural and ecologic Sea Turtle Festival of Armila (01888)(0) one file for 2022-2023
30 ParaguayUSLAncestral and traditional techniques for the elaboration of the ‘Poncho Para’i de 60 Listas’, from the city of Piribebuy, Republic of Paraguay (01992)(0) one file for 2022-2023
31 PeruRLPractices and meanings associated with the preparation and consumption of ceviche, an expression of Peruvian traditional cuisine (01952)(0) one file for 2022-2023
32 PhilippinesRLPiña handloom weaving (01564)(0) one file for 2022-2023
33 PolandRLPolonaise, traditional Polish dance (01982)(0) one file for 2022-2023
34 QatarRLHunting by Saluki (greyhounds): knowledge, practices and skills (01957)(0) one file for 2022-2023
35 SudanRLProcession and celebrations of Prophet Mohammed’s birthday in Sudan (01896)(0) one file for 2022-2023
36 SwedenBSPNyckelharpa network, an innovative dissemination of a music and instrument-building tradition with roots in Sweden (01976)(0) one file for 2022-2023
37 SwitzerlandRLSaison d’alpage (01966)(0) one file for 2022-2023
38 Syrian Arab RepublicUSLTraditional Syrian glassblowing (01956)(0) one file for 2022-2023
39 TajikistanRLTraditional knowledge and skills of production of the atlas and adras fabrics (01484)(0) one file for 2022-2023
40 ThailandRLSongkran in Thailand, traditional Thai New Year festival (01719)(0) one file for 2022-2023
41 TurkmenistanRLArt of Akhal-Teke horse breeding and traditions of horses’ decoration (01978)(0) one file for 2022-2023
42 UzbekistanRLCeramic schools of Uzbekistan (01989)(0) one file for 2022-2023
43 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)BSPProgram for the safeguarding of the Bandos and Parrandas of the Holy Innocents of Caucagua: nuclei of initiation and transmission of wisdoms and community councils (01856)(0) one file for 2022-2023
44 ZimbabweIAR+25Awareness raising on the importance of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage among traditional leadership and local communities in Zimbabwe (01901)(0) one file for 2022-2023
45 GrenadaRLTraditional wooden boatbuilding in Carriacou and Petite Martinique (01893)(i) no element inscribed
46 MozambiqueUSLMapiko (01996)(i) nomination for USL
47 TürkiyeUSLTraditional knowledge, methods and practices concerning olive cultivation (01983)(i) nomination for USL
48 Albania; Andorra; Austria; Croatia; France; Greece; Italy; Luxembourg; Romania; SpainRLTranshumance, the seasonal droving of livestock (01964)(i) multinational file including a State with no national element inscribed
49 Colombia; Cyprus; Germany; Kyrgyzstan; Luxembourg; Nigeria; Slovenia; TogoRLMidwifery: knowledge, skills and practices (01968)(i) multinational file including a State with no national element inscribed
50 Austria; Belgium; Germany; Italy; Luxembourg; Netherlands; SwitzerlandRLTraditional irrigation in Europe: knowledge, technique and organization (01979)(ii) multinational nomination
51 Azerbaijan; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Tajikistan; Türkiye; UzbekistanRLArt of illumination: T?zhib/Tazhib/Zarhalkori/Tezhip/Naqqoshlik (01981)(ii) multinational nomination
52 Azerbaijan; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Türkiye; UzbekistanRLIftar/Eftari/Iftar/Iftor and its socio-cultural traditions (01984)(ii) multinational nomination
53 Azerbaijan; TürkiyeRLCraftsmanship and performing art of balaban/mey (01704)(ii) multinational nomination
54 Azerbaijan; TürkiyeRLCraftsmanship of mother of pearl inlay (01874)(ii) multinational nomination
55 Cuba; MexicoRLBolero: identity, emotion and poetry turned into song (01990)(ii) multinational nomination
56 Czechia; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; SpainRLKnowledge, craft and skills of handmade glass production (01961)(ii) multinational nomination
57 Iran (Islamic Republic of); TajikistanRLSadeh/Sada celebration (01713)(ii) multinational nomination
58 Iraq; Algeria; Egypt; Mauritania; Morocco; Palestine; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Tunisia; YemenRLArts, skills and practices associated with engraving on metals (gold, silver and copper) (01951)(ii) multinational nomination
59 United Arab Emirates; Oman; Saudi ArabiaRLHarees, a traditional dish in countries of the Arabian Gulf (01744)(ii) multinational nomination
60 Uzbekistan; TajikistanRLTraditional folk games of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (01734)(ii) multinational nomination
61 Albania1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle2 elements inscribed
62 Guatemala1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle2 elements inscribed
63 Tunisia1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle2 elements inscribed
64 Oman1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle3 elements inscribed
65 Saudi Arabia2 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle3 elements inscribed
66 United Arab Emirates1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle3 elements inscribed
67 Bosnia and Herzegovina1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle4 elements inscribed
68 Egypt2 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle4 elements inscribed
69 Georgia1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle4 elements inscribed
70 Hungary1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle4 elements inscribed
71 Kazakhstan4 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle4 elements inscribed
72 Zambia2 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle4 elements inscribed
73 Belarus1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle5 elements inscribed
74 Cambodia1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle5 elements inscribed
75 Algeria2 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle6 elements inscribed
76 Azerbaijan2 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle10 elements inscribed
77 Colombia1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle10 elements inscribed
78 Viet Nam2 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle13 elements inscribed
79 France1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle14 elements inscribed
80 Spain1 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle15 elements inscribed
81 Republic of Korea24 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle18 elements inscribed
82 Japan5 national file(s) submitted for 2023 cycle or earlier cycle22 elements inscribed
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