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.

Dr. Larry Price - W4RA named President Emeritus of IARU

At the HAM RADIO event in Friedrichshafen IARU President Tim Ellam VE6SH announced that by decision of the IARU Administrative Council Dr. Larry Price - W4RA (Ex. president of IARU) is named President Emeritus of IARU for his outstanding contribution to IARU and the Amateur Radio Community. At the same event, Larry was knighted in the Norwegian order of the Golden Key by its Commander Ole Garpestad - LA2RR. Pictures from the event are available in the IARU Region 1 Photo Gallery.