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Zonta International is the worldwide service organization of
executives in business and the professions, working to improve the
legal, political, economic and professional status of women.  There
are more than 35,000 Zontians in over 1,100 clubs in approx. 60
countries.  Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, USA, Zonta takes its
name from the Sioux Indian word meaning "honest and trustworthy".
Zontians volunteer their time, talents and energy to local and
international service projects which promote the status of women.

Zonta supports women's education and leadership through its Amelia
Earhart Fellowship Awards for graduate study in aerospace-related
sciences and engineering the Michael J. Freeman Scholarships for
women pursuing technical degrees in Ireland, and the Young Women in
Public Affairs Awards Program designed to encourage young women to
enter public affairs and policy-making fields.

Zonta is committed to women's development.  Between 1986-90, Zonta
worked with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) to
fund sustainable, self-help porjects for women in 10 developing
nations.  This successful partnership continued in 1990-92 with
projects in Egypt, India and Togo.  Zonta has consultative status with
international agencies: Category I Status with the United Nations
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); consultative Status with the
United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO); the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
(UNICEF); the International Labour Organization (ILO); and the Council
of Europe.  Zonta also maintains representatives at United Nations
sites in Geneva, New York, Paris and Vienna.

Zonta International Headquarters, 557 West Randolph Street, Chicago,
IL 60606-2284. Phone: 312-930-5848, Fax: 312-930-0951

(Source: scairpos@bms.com.)

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