Welcome to District 22 of Zonta International!
Zonta International is a worldwide service organisation of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women.
Founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1919, its early members were among the first generation of college-educated women, the first generation of North American women to vote, and a part of the growing, though still comparatively small, legion of women entering the workforce.
Today, Zonta International has some 30,000 members in over 1200 Clubs in 64 countries, and has Category 1 Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Consultative Status with UNESCO, UNICEF, UN Women, ILO, Council of Europe and the International Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs.
Zonta International’s Aims and Objectives are:
- to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women through service and advocacy;
- to work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions;
- to promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and
- to be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world.