[amsat-bb] IARU representation in European Union
amrad at sapo.pt
Sun Aug 24 05:58:52 PDT 2008
Point of view concerning effective representation of radio amateurs
all over the world,
In the XXI century the IARU needs to modernize their rules and Constitution
and the old resolution 93-3.
1. The constitutional obligation of all IARU member Societies is represent
adequately the interests of radio amateurs throughout their country and
autonomous or separate territory.
2. Is an imperative for the XXI century, the modernization of this concept
of «national society» and change to other Constitution of national
federations or national confederations, to include all the national,
regional and local associations, NGO, leagues, groups, gangs or clubs.
3. That in some democratic countries, like in European Union, the National
Constitution of each state assumes the non-obligation to participate in
associative movements and the freedom of choice to affiliate in any
national, regional or local association. In freedom countries there are
radio amateurs who are members of other national associations and
non-governmental and non-lucrative organizations that works for education
and development of science and technology trough the Amateur Service and
Amateur Satellite Service, with other goals non-sportive like the DX and
contests on short-wave bands.
4. Because in European Union and other freedom countries there are radio
amateurs who are members of other organizations, in general, the present
IARU «national societies» represents only a minority between 10 to 35% of
all this national amateur radio cultural movements actives in each country.
5. IARU in Region 1 is to be missing representation and financial resources
6. IARU in the future to promote and defend all the interests of radio
amateurs throughout the world at international telecommunications
conferences it is necessary for the IARU to speak on behalf of all worldwide
radio amateurs, needs change the Constitution, to include non the old
concept of «national society» but the new national federations or
confederations, democratic representatives of large associative national
movements of amateur radios.
7. Because is very important to the future of education and development, of
culture of science and technological trough the Amateur Radio and Amateur
Satellite Service have in all the World a common voice speaking on behalf of
radio amateurs to each administration.
Since the old IARU resolution number 93 from 1993 (at 15 years ago) in
European Union and all over the world, the «national societies» of IARU not
draw the attention of the regional and local organizations to the fact that
for member Societies to meet their constitutional obligations (and rights)
they should pass to such other national organizations and entities all the
adequate information and duty of participation as to the actions of the
IARU, and encourage such of this national and local organizations to respond
to them in respect of worldwide Amateur Radio and IARU matters, for this
motive of exclusion, imposed by the «national societies» all the regional
and local associations to come short from the IARU, not contribute in equal
duty and obligations to the development of the Amateur Radio and Amateur
IARU needs are integrated inside the others national, regional and local
organizations to take such action in respect thereof as is appropriate and
an important step for the freedom and democracy.
A point of view, by AMRAD (AMSAT-CT)
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