In 2016, NYLESA celebrated 5 years supporting UN Spouses in NYC.

NYLESA was created by UN spouses for UN spouses under the UN Dual Career & Staff Mobility Programme. Now in our 6th year, our mandate continues to support spouses and partners of international UN staff members as they settle in and find career opportunities during their time in New York. In supporting spouses, NYLESA helps the UN system to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals among its internationally mobile personnel.
Supported spouses contribute to a strong, effective UN.

Join NYLESA today and:
• Make new friends
• Get career support through workshops, seminars and networking opportunites
• Become involved with the UN community
• Discover NYC and gain useful tips for settling into life in a new city
• Help make NYLESA a stronger voice  as it advocates for spouses' interests within the UN

Drop into our next open event and get to know this vibrant association!

Our next open event is:
NYLESA Coffee Gathering: April 12th, 10am–12pm. Location will be provided closer to the date. (Please note that there will be no coffee gathering in March due to the AGM meeting.)

Mark your Calendars! The AGM is March 8th

We invite you to attend the next AGM on March 8th and help elect–and welcome in–a new NYLESA Steering Committee.

On March 8th, NYLESA will hold its Annual General Meeting. A new Steering Committee will be elected and we would like you to be part of it.

Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 2016
Time: 10am-12:30pm,
Location: Danny Kaye Visitors Center, UNICEF HOUSE
3 United Nations Plaza 44th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)


Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York

The foreign ministry in Moscow has confirmed that Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations for the past decade and leading international exponent of Vladimir Putin’s died suddenly in New York on Monday, Feb 20th. In the statement, the ministry said that Mr. Churkin died a day before his 65th birthday after experiencing a cardiac condition at his UN office.

Ambassador Churkin served as Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2006 until his death in 2017. Prior to the UN post, he was Ambassador at Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2003-2006), Ambassador to Canada (1998-2003), Ambassador to Belgium and Liaison Ambassador to NATO and WEU (1994-1998), Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the talks on Former Yugoslavia (1992-1994), Director of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR/Russian Federation (1990-1992).

A brief history of the Presidents’ Day holiday

Given the heated political climate right now, this year's Presidents' Day holiday is guaranteed to be, if nothing else, "interesting". Certainly 2017 will be the first time since the demonstrations during Civil Rights and Vietnam eras that the holiday will be marked by numerous protests such as the "Not My President March" scheduled for NYC and several other cities across the country.

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NYLESA Magazine | Fall 2016 (Vol. 2)


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