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.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrating on Saturday 3 December 2016. Member Societies are asked to celebrate this day like in previous years. The IPHA recommends that Member Societies observe the day to promote Amateur Radio among Disabled persons.


If you are planning any event or media releases for the day, please contact Riri, OD5RI, the IPHA Coordinator on e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.