World Against Violence and Extremism

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WAVE is an acronym for "World against Violence and Extremism" (In Persian: جهان علیه خشونت و افراطی گری) suggested by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The United Nations voted approve President Rouhani's WAVE proposal at a general assembly in December, 2013 which resulted in a call for all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.[1]

In December, 2014, Tehran held a 2-day WAVE conference with representatives from more than 40 countries. This conference was referred to as, "the beginning of a new international coalition against extremism."[2]

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  1. ^ "Iran envoy submits new WAVE version to UN". News.AZ. News.AZ. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ Bizaer, Maysam. "Iran's Rouhani eyes leading role in anti-terror campaign". ALMonitor. ALMonitor. Retrieved 28 December 2015.