Zonta plays an important role in the United Nations and currently holds Non-Governmental Organization status. In addition, Zonta has been granted consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, UNICEF, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the Council of Europe. Zonta mantains active representatives at United Nations sites in Geneva, New York, Paris, and Vienna. Zonta International enhoys a special partnership with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).