Un Partner Since 1945
Cooperation with the United Nations (UN) started in 1945 when the UN was founded. Zonta International has General Consultative Status with the UN/ECOSOC since 1969.
Supporting UN Projects
Zonta International’s service and advocacy activities focus on:
International Service Projects: since 1923 – Service projects to empower women and girls, often in cooperation with UN
ZISVAW Zonta International Strategies to end Violence Against Women:
a program since 1996 to eliminate violence against women.
Education and Leadership Development Programs: Awards, fellowships and scholarships for young women in public affairs, for women pursuing high academic degrees in aerospace-related sciences and for women in business.
Council Of Europe
Zonta International has been represented at the Council of Europe since 1983 and
since 2002 has enjoyed participatory status.
As a member of the Conference of International NGOs, Zonta International advocates for and contributes to the
elaboration of treaties related to gender equality and women’s human rights, thus Zonta participates in the work of the Council of Europe institutions.
Zonta provided major input to the content and wording of the convention on violence against women, the ”Istanbul Convention”.