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List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding (as of 2018)

Source: UNESCO
List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding (as of 2018)

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding (as of 2015).pdf


Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai community Kenya
Knowledge and skills of the water measurers of the foggaras or water bailiffs of Touat and Tidikelt Algeria
Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet Cambodia
Shadow play Syrian Arab Republic
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 topography Pakistan
Traditional hand puppetry Egypt
Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of Nakhchivan Azerbaijan


Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetry United Arab Emirates
Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songs Colombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng District Botswana
Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sites Mongolia
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High Atlas Morocco
Whistled language Turkey


Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing process Portugal
Chapei Dang Veng Cambodia
Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk Region Ukraine
Ma'di bowl lyre music and dance Uganda


Coaxing ritual for camels Mongolia
Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni Polog The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoples Uganda
Manufacture of cowbells Portugal
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena region Colombia


Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western Kenya Kenya
Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern Uganda Uganda
Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territory Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)


Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western Uganda Uganda
Mongolian calligraphy Mongolia
Nan Pa’ch ceremony Guatemala


Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpets Kyrgyzstan
Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in Uganda Uganda
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng District Botswana
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of Papua Indonesia


Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire people Peru
Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathing Mongolia
Hezhen Yimakan storytelling China
Moorish epic T’heydinn Mauritania
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-telling Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Saman dance Indonesia
Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in Mali Mali
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic order Brazil


Meshrep China
Ojkanje singing Croatia
Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks China
Wooden movable-type printing of China China


Ca trù singing Viet Nam
Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica France
Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk dance Mongolia
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epic Mongolia
Qiang New Year festival China
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars) Belarus
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the Sanké Mali
Suiti cultural space Latvia
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridges China
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering China
Traditional music of the Tsuur Mongolia
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda Kenya

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