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 attends WPT meeting in Copenhagen

A further meeting on Wireless Power Tranmission was held in Copenhagen in week beginning 1st July 2019. This was a sub-group of CEPT Committee SE24 charged with work on a report on generic WPT devices.

Don Beattie, G3BJ, representing IARU, made input on its projections of harmful emissions from WPT systems (both generic and WPT-EV) operating at the existing harmonic emission limits defined by CISPR and ITU/CEPT. IARU also reported on tests carried out on small WPT devices, (with the full report to be consdered at the next meeting in September).

IARU continues to argue for tighter emission limits on harmonics and other spurious emissions from WPT systems, which have the potential to cause sustained harmful intereference to incumbent radio services.