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.

New licensing arrangements for Tunisia

The Ministry of Telecommunications of Tunisia has approved and issued a decree orginising amateur radio activity in Tunisia. The decree has appeared in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic 2017-3215.

It is now possible for Tunisian hams to apply, pass an exam and get their own amateur radio licenses. Those who already have a foreign license can be granted licenses without passing an exam. Resident foreigners can also apply. Read more