Zonta at the United Nations

The Zonta International United Nations (UN) Committee teams represent Zonta in New York at the UN Headquarters, Geneva (Human Rights, ILO, WHO), Vienna (UNODC), Bangkok (ESCAP) and at UNESCO in Paris. The teams ensure that Zonta’s priorities are presented and that the Zonta voice is clear in mission-related meetings at their respective sites. They meet and work with decision-makers from UN agencies and countries where Zonta has funded projects and/or where Zonta clubs reside. 

The current priority area of focus is the Sustainable Development Goals, which set the UN agenda for the next 15 years, concentrating on Goal 5 and areas that relate to women’s empowerment. The teams also monitor and report on ongoing issues such as human trafficking, women’s employment, human rights, the gender pay gap, and much more. Team members work in coalition with other like-minded organizations, especially via NGO committees, on issues of mutual concern, such as early and child marriage.

Meet the 2018-2020 United Nations Committee.

  • NGO Committee on Ageing discusses protecting and promoting rights of...

    2 May 2019

    NGO Committee on Ageing discusses protecting and promoting rights of...

    Pamela Morgan, member of the Zonta International United Nations Committee, attended the monthly meeting of the NGO Committee on Ageing titled, "Education and Lifelong Learning: Furthering the Global Agenda So Older People Are Not Left Behind."
  • Celebrating 70 years of reporting the world from the UN in Geneva

    25 February 2019

    Celebrating 70 years of reporting the world from the UN in Geneva

    At the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, mentioned the dangerous conditions in which female journalists are working.
  • UN Committee chairman attends panel discussion on gender-based killing...

    15 February 2019

    UN Committee chairman attends panel discussion on gender-based killing...

    On 15 February, Ingeborg Geyer, Zonta International United Nations Committee chairman, attended a panel discussion on gender-based killings of women and girls, organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the...
  • NGO Committee on Migration explores impact of US immigration policies...

    14 February 2019

    NGO Committee on Migration explores impact of US immigration policies...

    Pamela Morgan, member of the Zonta International United Nations Committee, attended the NGO Committee on Migration’s monthly meeting.
  • Space For Women project presented at UNOOSA International Day of Women...

    11 February 2019

    Space For Women project presented at UNOOSA International Day of Women...

    The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) presented its Space For Women project at a special event to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February. 

  • UN Committee attends presentations of UNODC Global Report on...

    7 January 2019

    UN Committee attends presentations of UNODC Global Report on...

    Ingeborg Geyer, Zonta International United Nations Committee chairman, and Leslie Wright, UN Committee adviser, attended presentations on the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.