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.

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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 : 40 elements corresponding to 52 countries
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2022

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Artisanal know-how and culture of baguette breadFrance
Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesUnited Arab Emirates – Bahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – Yemen
Knowledge and practices related to cultivating Khawlani coffee beansSaudi Arabia
Pyongyang Raengmyon customDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Culture of Ukrainian borscht cookingUkraine

2021

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional craft skills and arts of Al-NaoorIraq

2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Hawker culture in Singapore, community dining and culinary practices in a multicultural urban contextSingapore
Il-Ftira, culinary art and culture of flattened sourdough bread in MaltaMalta
Knowledge, know-how and practices pertaining to the production and consumption of couscousAlgeria – Mauritania – Morocco – Tunisia
Nar Bayrami, traditional pomegranate festivity and cultureAzerbaijan
Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Practices and craftsmanship associated with the Damascene rose in Al-MrahSyrian Arab Republic
Traditional technique of making Airag in Khokhuur and its associated customsMongolia

2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Suri Jagek (observing the sun), traditional meteorological and astronomical practice based on the observation of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the local topographyPakistan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breedersKazakhstan

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songsColombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexico
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Türkiye
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTürkiye
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTürkiye
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
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