President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated an international conference on Wolrld against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) here on Tuesday.
President opens int'l event on violence, extremism Experts and scholars from 40 world countries are participating in the event IRNA reported
The first conference on World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) is held here December 9-10, a year after President Hassan Rouhani put forward a proposal to the UN General Assembly calling for the 'World Against Violence and Extremism' in his speech last September.
The proposal -- WAVE -- was approved by the UN General Assembly last December. Secretary of the conference Mostafa Zahrani told IRNA that no statement would be issued at the end of the conference but instead a directive would be presented based on the address of President Rouhani at the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2013 during which his proposal was overwhelmingly ratified with 190 votes as the WAVE Act.
The WAVE Act urges UN member states to take "appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian nature.”
Zahrani said UN officials would be informed of the outcome of Tehran's conference. He added that prime ministers and former foreign ministers of a number of Asian and African states as well as senior officials from Iraq, Syria and Nicaragua are to take part in the gathering.