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 : 7 elements corresponding to 11 countries
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2021

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nordic clinker boat traditionsDenmark – Finland – Iceland – Norway – Sweden

2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanicsSwitzerland – France

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Avalanche risk managementSwitzerland – Austria

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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