Below are the files received by the UNESCO Secretariat for a potential examination in the 2016 cycle. This list includes nominations for the Urgent Safeguarding List or Representative List, proposals for the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices and requests for International Assistance greater than US$25,000.

The Committee will examine at least one file per submitting State during the two cycles of 2016 and 2017. It determined the total number of files for these two cycles to be 100 (50 in 2016 and 50 in 2017).

For the 2016 cycle, files are presented below in the order corresponding to Committee decision 8.COM 10 to have at least one file per submitting State processed over the two cycles of 2015 and 2016 (the first 11 States could not have a national file treated in 2015) and to the level of priorities stated in paragraph 34 of the Operational Directives:

  • (i) files from States having no elements inscribed, best safeguarding practices selected or requests for International Assistance greater than US$25,000 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, best safeguarding practices selected or requests for International Assistance greater than US$25,000 approved, in comparison with other submitting States during the same cycle.

The States below that do not have at least one file examined in 2016 will have priority during the 2017 cycle (decision 9.COM 12).

Countries Submitted files Level of priority
Priority States for 2017 cycle
1 Algeria4 elements inscribed
2 Armenia4 elements inscribed
3 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)4 elements inscribed
4 Morocco4 elements inscribed
5 Italy5 elements inscribed
6 Uganda5 elements inscribed
7 Azerbaijan6 elements inscribed
8 Mali6 elements inscribed
9 Colombia7 elements inscribed
10 Indonesia7 elements inscribed
11 Peru7 elements inscribed
12 Brazil8 elements inscribed
13 Iran (Islamic Republic of)9 elements inscribed
14 Mongolia11 elements inscribed
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