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 Executive Committee Meets in Vienna

tn C80A5106Prior to the Region 1 interim meeting in Vienna (see below) the Region's Executive Committee met for two days to progress the agenda which was set at the 2017 Triennial Conference.

Matters discussed included a financial review, consideration of the work of the Permanent Committees and Working Groups, WRC19 issues, the challenges facing amateur radio today, actions to further resource the Region, progress on the new suite of websites and plans for the Region 1 General Conference in late 2020.

Whilst in Vienna, the EC also took the opportunity to visit the headquarters of the Austrian IARU member Society, OeVSV.

A full report on the discussions will be published shortly..