During the two weeks centered on World Amateur Radio Day, 18 April 2023, special event stations operated by IARU member-societies and others will be on the air to celebrate and call attention to the United Nations Human Security For All (HS4A) campaign. Human Security measures security at the individual level. First introduced by the U.N. in 1994, the concept identifies seven interrelated dimensions of security that are essential to an individual’s wellbeing: economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community and political.
World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in Paris in 1925, 98 years ago. IARU is the global federation of national amateur radio associations in more than 160 countries and is the recognized representative of the amateur and amateur-satellite services.