Purpose of the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and of the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

The Committe 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.

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

The List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding (see criteria) is composed of intangible heritage elements that concerned communities and States Parties consider require urgent measures to keep them alive. Inscriptions on this List help to mobilize international cooperation and assistance for stakeholders to undertake appropriate safeguarding measures.

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see criteria) is made up of those intangible heritage elements that help demonstrate the diversity of this heritage and raise awareness about its importance.

  • Las Fallas of Valencia Fiesta (2016)
  • Festivals of the summer solstice fire in the Pyrenees (2015)
  • The fiesta of the courtyards of Córdoba (2012)
  • "La Mare de Déu de la Salut" of Algemesí Fiesta (2011)
  • The "Castells" (2010)
  • The Song of the Sibil-la de Mallorca (2010)
  • The falconry, a living human heritage (2010. Extension 2012)
  • The Mediterranean diet (2010. Extension 2013)
  • Flamenco (2010)
  • The Silbo Gomero, whistled language of the island of La Gomera. Canary Islands (2009).
  • Courts of irrigators of the Spanish Mediterranean: the Council of Good Men of the Huerta de Murcia and the Court of the Waters of the Huerta of Valencia (2009)
  • The Misteri d'Elx (2008)
  • The Patum of Berga (2008)

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

The Register of Good Safeguarding Practices (see criteria) contains programs, projects and activities that best reflect the principles and the objectives of the Convention.

 


In the following link you can consult all the elements included in these lists:

 

https://ich.unesco.org/en/lists