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Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta members volunteer their time, talents and money to further education, leadership and youth development. There are approximately 34,000 members in more than 1,200 clubs in 65 countries. Membership is classified according to occupation.
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Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, Zonta takes its name from a Sioux Indian word meaning "honest and trustworthy". Zontians volunteer their time, talents, skills, and energy to local and international service projects designed to advance the status of women.
As one of the premier Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Zonta International maintains consultative status with the following United Nations agencies: United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); the International Labour Organization (ILO); and the Council of Europe.
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