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.

November 2003

IARU Region 1 makes input to ETSI on PLT emission standards (.pdf file)
IARU Region 1 has made a formal response to the recent questionnaire from ETSI and CENELEC

November 2003
IARU Region 1 and the ECC (Electronic Communications Committee) of CEPT signed a letter of understanding ( LoU )at the beginning of November. The LoU sets out a number of areas for cooperation between Region 1 and CEPT whereby the parties will work toward common European approaches on radio matters and will exchange information and hold meetings for this purpose. The LoU initially is for a three year period renewable by mutual agreement.

Commenting on the LoU, IARU Region 1 Chairman, Ole Garpestad said “CEPT is a very important organisation in the regulation of the global radio spectrum. This Letter of Understanding reinforces the already positive and constructive working relationship between IARU Region 1 and CEPT”.