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.

IARU Region 1 Societies approve changes to the Region's Constitution & Bye-Laws

Following the decisions at the Davos Region 1 Conference last September, a ballot has now been completed to seek Member Society ratification of the changes to the Constitution and Bye-Laws of the Region. The closing date for the ballot was 10th May 2006, and the necessary number of votes in favour of all the Resolutions were received by that date.

As a result, the Constitution and Bye-Laws of the Region have been amended in accordance with the Resolutions, and a copy of the new Constitution can be found here

Many thanks to all Member Societies who took the time to cast their votes.