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.

Region 1 Executive Committee meets

Rotated pic of ECThe annual meeting of the Region 1 Executive Committee was held from 5-7 May in Landshut, Germany. Also present were the Chairs of the three Permanent Committees (HF, V/U/SHF and EMC) together with the Chairs of the Political Relations Committee, the Youth Working Group and IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR

Matters discussed, in addition to regular business were the arrangements for the Region 1 Conference to be held at the Landshut Conference Centre in September 2017, the future financial strategy for the Region, preparations for WRC 19, actions to bring coherence to the IARU brand, including new websites,the STARS programme and the future direction for the Youth programme. Papers to be submitted to Conference by the EC were also approved.

The proceedings of the meeting will be published on this website shortly.