We at UNFPA are fortunate to count Zonta International among our many allies supporting our global efforts to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Our partnership over the past decade has helped improve the health and lives of adolescent girls, facilitating their access to education, empowering them through female mentorship, and protecting them from violence and harmful practices, including child marriage. Zonta has also been a key partner in our efforts to prevent and treat obstetric fistula and support the social reintegration of survivors. We look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration to ensure that every girl and woman everywhere can enjoy her full spectrum of human rights and live with dignity and respect.
Dr. Natalia Kanem
UNFPA Executive Director
At UN Women we greatly value Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation’s role and work, as well as the endeavors of Zontians around the world. We are grateful for this partnership and your continued, unwavering support of women and girls.
It is women like these whose changed lives demonstrate the impact of our work together and the potential it holds for women and for society as a whole. We are proud of our strong collaborative relationship. Long may it continue.
UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director
Zonta International’s commitment is having a transformative impact on efforts to end child marriage. In addition to providing crucial financial support to the Global Programme to End Child Marriage in 12 countries, Zonta members are also using their voices to advocate for girls all over the world who are impacted by or at risk of child marriage. Throughout UNICEF USA’s 47-year partnership with Zonta, we have seen that civil society organizations and their members enable UNICEF to maximize its reach and impact.
Caryl M. Stern
UNICEF USA President & C.E.O.