United World Wrestling, founded in 1905, is the official international governing body for the sport of wrestling.
The UWW mission is: To encourage the development of all wrestling styles in all countries of the world. To represent the interests of all wrestling styles towards the International Olympic Committee, SportAccord and other international sport organizations. To promote friendly relations between all National Federations and athletes engaging in the disciplines governed by United World Wrestling. To establish and distribute international rules for the different wrestling styles and to supervise their application at all United World Wrestling sanctioned international events.