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Amelia Earhart Month

1-31 January 2021

Each year, Zonta celebrates the life of Zontian and famed aviator Amelia Earhart in January.

Remarkable Women, Powerful Stories: Sharon Langenbeck

19 January 2021 | 3 PM CST

Join Zonta to hear the remarkable, personal story of Zonta International President Sharon Langenbeck and learn from her reflections on leadership, success and the path she has forged. Remarkable Women, Powerful Stories is a leadership series hosted by Lynne Foley OAM. Click here for more information and to register for the virtual event.

International Education Day

24 January 2021

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

Dr. Anastasia Volkova - From Amelia Earhart Fellow to Internationally Recognized Business Leader

28 January 2021 | 3 PM CST

Join us for a special Amelia Earhart Month event with Dr. Anastasia Volkova, 2017 Amelia Earhart Fellow and one of the BBC's 100 Women of 2020. Register today.

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

6 February 2021

In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, with the aim to amplify and direct the efforts on the elimination of this practice.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11 February 2021

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

World Day of Social Justice

20 February 2021

On 26 November 2007, the General Assembly declared that, starting from the sixty-third session of the General Assembly, 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice.

International Women's Day / Zonta Rose Day

8 March 2021

Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.


15-26 March 2021

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021. Click here for more information.

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

24 March 2021

This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23 May 2021

The United Nations has observed the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula since 2013. This day is meant to raise awareness of this issue and mobilize support around the globe.

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

19 June 2021

The resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on June 19, 2015. The date marks the Security Council resolution 1820 (2008), where sexual violence as a tactic of war was condemned.

North American Inter-District

25-27 June 2021

Hotel Cincinnati Netherland Plaza – Cincinnati, Ohio

World Population Day

11 July 2021

World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

International Day of Friendship

30 July 2021

International Day of Friendship was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (UN). On July 30, we step back and get thankful for those relationships worldwide, as they promote and encourage peace, happiness, and unity.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

30 July 2021

Member States also adopted resolution A/RES/68/192 and designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This resolution declared that such a day was necessary to "raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights."

International Youth Day

12 August 2021

12 August was designated as International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in promoting human rights and development. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world's youth.

World Humanitarian Day

19 August 2021

World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.

European InterDistrict Seminar

3-5 September 2021

Taking place in the finance capital of Frankfurt, Germany, the 9th European InterDistrict Seminar will explore a wide variety of financial questions relevant to women, NGOs and society in tomorrow’s digital world. Join in for a weekend of inspiring panel discussions and workshops with female entrepreneurs and leaders and the edge of new digital era. Click here for more information.

International Literacy Day

8 September 2021

The 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.

International Day of Peace

21 September 2021

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

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11 January 2021

On Amelia Earhart Day, Zonta International reflects on the legendary aviator's legacy

Today, we observe Amelia Earhart Day as we commemorate the records she broke 86 years ago and celebrate her contributions to the aerospace industry and her empowerment of women in science.

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