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 : 17 elements corresponding to 5 regions and 21 countries
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2022

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Çay (tea), a symbol of identity, hospitality and social interactionAzerbaijan – Türkiye
Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in ChinaChina

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

Joumou soupHaiti

2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Practices and traditional knowledge of Terere in the culture of Pohã Ñana, Guaraní ancestral drink in ParaguayParaguay

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Turkish coffee culture and traditionTürkiye

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
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