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As one of the first service organizations to understand women's unique role in shaping women's live in the 20th century, Zonta International began working for economic, social, education, legal, health and political equality for women in Buffalo, New York, USA in 1919.
The objects of Zonta International are to:
· Improve the legal, political economic, educational, health and local levels through service and
· Work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of
executives in business and the professions;
· Promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and
· Be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide
mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the
Zonta has Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Women, and International Labor Organization (ILO) and Participatory Status with the Council of Europe. Zonta maintains operational relations with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and maintains representatives at United Nations sites in Geneva, New York, Paris and Vienna.