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.

April 2004

Effective 20th April 2004, the Swedish administration no longer requires a Morse code test to be passed to obtain an HF amateur licence in Sweden.

IARU Region 1 Societies approve changes to the Region’s Constitution and Bylaws
Details of the changes and the vote.

Executive Committee Minutes
The Region 1 Executive Committee recently met in Sofia, Bulgaria, for its annual meeting. A copy of the minutes of the meeting is available.