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

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.


The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.







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Results : 12 elements corresponding to 4 regions and 12 countries
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2022

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Alheda'a, oral traditions of calling camel flocksSaudi Arabia – Oman – United Arab Emirates
Knowledge and practices related to cultivating Khawlani coffee beansSaudi Arabia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Al Sadu Educational Programme: Train the trainers in the art of weavingKuwait

2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional weaving of Al SaduSaudi Arabia – Kuwait

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Moussem of Tan-TanMorocco
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