Application for inclusion of theory of harmony in the UNESCO list of intangible world cultural heritage

The procedure requires that such an application cannot be made directly, but must first be included in the list of Swiss cultural heritage. The responsible commission, headed by the Federal Office for Culture, meets every 5 years. The application was submitted on October 08, 2021 and receipt was confirmed on October 21, 2021.

Federal Councilor Viola Amherd, Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, visited this page and, in a letter dated June 23, 2022, wished her every success in the Commission's pending decision.

According to a media release dated August 22, 2023, the application was not approved, and the Christian symbolism and the ethical content of Western harmony were not included in the list. Blog B 34: "The decision of the Federal Office for Culture" provides information on the background.