The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is a federation of national associations of certified radio amateurs, representing over 150 countries and separate territories around the world.

The three IARU Regions are organised to broadly mirror the structure of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its related regional telecommunications organisations. The Regions comprise:
- IARU Region 1: Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Asia
- IARU Region 2: The Americas
- IARU Region 3: Asia-Pacific

The IARU represents the interests of the Amateur Radio Service worldwide to relevant international organisations, promoting the interests of amateur radio and seeking to protect and enhance its spectrum privileges.

Foresight Project launched

Following the presentation made at the 2005 Region 1 Conference at Davos, the Foresight Project has been launched, under the direction of Bob Whelan, G3PJT. The project plans to develop a clearer view of the future direction and options for amateur radio, and will involve a number of Member Societies around the Region. For details of the Terms of Reference of the project, click here. Member Societies have been mailed an invitation to participate.