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 Region 1 Conference closes in Germany

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The 24th General Conference of IARU Region 1 closed on Thursday 21st September 2017.

Durign the five day conference held near Munich and hosted by the Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC), a wide range of issues facing Amateur Radio were discussed. Conference agreed a number of important actions and a fuller report on the decisions made can be found here. The full minutes of the Final Plenary and the recommendations made will be available shortly.