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.

Hans Berg, DJ6TJ - SK

Hans Berg, DJ6TJ
We have learned the sad news of the death of Hans Berg, DJ6TJ.   Hans was Chairman of the old HF Working Group and the Region 1 HF Committee from 1984 until 1993.   He was also the "international face" of DARC, as Foreign Relations Committee Chairman.   During those years he made many friends around the world and was well respected by those who knew him.

Hans died on 18th February in hospital in Luebeck. He was 72.
IARU owes Hans a debt of gratitude for all his work on behalf of amateur radio. RIP Hans.