UN General Assembly Approves President Rouhani's WAVE Act
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The UN General Assembly unanimously approved the proposal presented by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE).
Wave Act asks the United Nations member states to unite against extremism, violence and sectarian conflicts in all their forms.
The resolution approved by the UN General Assembly on Wednesday encourages initiatives and moves by world leaders to discuss within their communities the roots and causes of extremism and discrimination, and propose strategies to effectively encounter them.
The resolution also recommends the promotion of community engagement in countering violent extremism, including by strengthening ties between communities and emphasizing the world nations’ common bonds and interests.
Addressing the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly on September 24, President Hassan Rouhani called for a coalition for enduing peace all around the globe instead of the ineffective coalitions for war in various parts of the world.
"Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran invites you and the entire world community to take a step forward; an invitation to join the WAVE: World against Violence and Extremism,” he said.
“We should accept and be able to open a new horizon in which peace will prevail over war, tolerance over violence, progress over bloodletting, justice over discrimination, prosperity over poverty, and freedom over despotism," said President Rouhani.