Upcoming UN Activities 2020
The UN Celebrates 75 years – Join the Worldwide “Conversation”
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN, the Secretary General last month announced a special new initiative – UN 75 to create the largest ever global conversation to encourage people to participate in voicing their opinions on the direction of the UN. People all over the world are being asked to express their hopes and dreams for the future of the institution.
YOU can participate in it by taking quick survey at https://un75.online
Share it widely with your personal and professional networks using #UN75 Join UN75 on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube.
2020 Will Also Be the Year of Beijing +25
Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the 4th Women’s International
Conference where the Beijing Platform for women’s rights was passed. The platform set out equality goals in 12 critical areas and at the time, governments around the world pledged in that platform to improve the lives of women.
In preparation of Beijing +25, UN Women has been organizing national and regional reviews to measure the progress (or lack there of) that countries have been making towards the goals of equality. Zonta members have been participating in regional reviews including one held in October in Geneva for Europe and North American counties. Leslie Wright of Zonta was co-author of the North American Fact Sheet for the regional review. https://www.wecf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/North-
Recent advocacy/service projects:
Installation of billboard highlighting Zonta’s campaign against domestic violence and providing phone numbers for National Domestic Violence hotline and National Human Trafficking hotline. This billboard was located in Austin from 2015 – 2018 and, will, hopefully, be up again soon.
The Zonta Club of Austin participates in many service areas such as: volunteering for GirlStart, GEN Austin, Girl Scouts, TruthBeTold, sending requests for congress members to pass child marriage regulatory changes and the Equal Rights Amendment. Bringing awareness of human trafficking thru our annual Poetry Slam to bring Awareness of Human Trafficking. Supporting females in the film industry by partnering with LunaFest and Chicken & Egg Productions.