21 December 2021     UNESCO 

46 items were inscribed on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists during the 16th COM - Sixteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held online from 13 to 18 December 2021.

The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for 2021 includes 38 elements, 3 of which are of multinational significance. 4 items were entered in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, as well as in the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices.

With the new entries, their total number increased to 629, covering 139 countries.

Of the 577 elements in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the largest number (406 elements) is in the section domain, social practices, rituals and festival events.

Full information, as well as a visualization of each of the elements can be found on the official website of the convention and in the project "Dive into intangible cultural heritage!". The platform provides many ways to navigate a dynamic and interactive space of living practices and expressions of the intangible cultural heritage and illustrates how together they represent a rich cultural diversity. The visualizations that the initiative provides are constantly evolving as new elements are added and indexing is improved.

You can also view the items through lists.