Lists under UNESCO
International lists under UNESCO bring visibility to living heritage all over the world.
1. The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is a list of intangible heritage elements that helps demonstrate the diversity of the living heritage elements and raise awareness about their importance. There are 429 elements on the List.
2. List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding
The List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding is made of intangible heritage elements that require urgent measures to keep them alive. The viability of the elements on the list is seen facing grave threats by the communities and State Parties concerned. There are 59 elements on the List.
3. Register of Good Safeguarding Practices
The Register of Good Safeguarding Practices contains projects, programs and activities that reflect the principles of the Convention. The register serves as a platform for sharing good practices and as a source of inspiration of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. There are 19 elements in the Register.
You can get to know all the inscribed elements at Unesco's website. Learn more about the elements on Unesco's platform Dive into ICH which explores the various elements across domains, themes, geography and ecosystems and makes it possible to visualize deep inter-connections among them.
Finland is preparing to nominate two elements for inscription on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Preparations for the nomination of the Finnish tradition of sauna bathing will begin first. The next element to be nominated is the Kaustinen folk fiddling tradition. More information at the website of Ministry of Education and Culture.