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.




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Results : 12 elements corresponding to 12 countries

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2021

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cultural practices and expressions linked to the 'M’Bolon', a traditional musical percussion instrumentMali

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Irish harpingIreland
Traditional skills of crafting and playing DotārIran (Islamic Republic of)

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

PuntoCuba
RebetikoGreece

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chapei Dang VengCambodia
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

FlamencoSpain

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTürkiye

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Guqin and its musicChina
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