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.

Rating of juniors in Russia

SOYUZ RADIOLYUBITELEI ROSSII (SRR) has founded a rating of radioamateurs – juniors, whose age does not exceed 19 years. The rating is the competition lasting within year. The junior in every contest receives certain quantity of points for performance. Points for different contests then develop. Following the results of a year the best young radiosportsman and the best team of young sportsmen of Russia is defined. According to preliminary data 50 young radio fans will participate in a rating.