In 2016, NYLESA celebrates 5 years supporting UN Spouses in NYC!

NYLESA was created by UN spouses for UN spouses under the UN Dual Career & Staff Mobility Programme.
Our mandate is to support the spouses and partners of international UN staff members to settle in and find career support during their time in New York. In supporting spouses, NYLESA enables the UN System to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals among its internationally mobile personnel.
Supported spouses contribute to a strong, effective UN!

Join 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 and enjoying your stay
• Make NYLESA stronger as it advocates for spouses' interests within the UN

Join us for an upcoming event and get to know this vibrant association!

Upcoming Open Events at NYLESA

If you are a UN Spouse or UN staff, didn't join the association yet and would like to learn more about it, you can join us at one of the next open events:

  • Family Day: Halloween Apple Picking Day Trip, Sunday October 30, all day

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY.

  • NYLESA’s 1st Career & Business Fair: Friday November 4, 10-12pm

The Press Box, 932 2nd Ave, New York, NY.

  • Coffee Gathering: Wednesday November 9, 10-12pm

Location to be confirmed.

For more information please contact communication@nylesa.org.

Vol.2 (Fall Edition) of the new Nylesa Magazine is now available!

Here you have the 2nd volume of our new Magazine featuring: relevant UN and international news, NYC cultural and social coverage, a closer look into the civil society and associations around the UN, as well as some appealing tidbits that we hope you enjoy.

In this fall edition you can find, among other content, a detailed article on the General Assembly, an analysis of the situation in Colombia, interviews with the Deputy Director of the Local Development Finance Practice at United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Chairperson of ACINUPA, an article about the US libertarian party, and an extended agenda of events in NYC. 

The new magazine is meant to be a tool for our members to expose their skills, knowledge and talents among potential recruiters and, ultimately, a platform to raise awareness, visibility and recognition for our role as highly-qualified spouses and as a dynamic association among the UN communityPlease feel free to share it with your spouses and friends at the UN!

NYLESA Magazine | Fall 201 6 (Vol. 2)


NYLESA Magazine | Fall 2016 (Vol. 2)



NYLESA’s 1st Career & Business Fair – Friday, November 4

By Saionara König-Reis, NYLESA Career Support Coordinator

This coming November, on Friday 4, from 10-12pm, NYLESA will host its 1st Career and Business Fair, an event to promote our members’ small businesses, and to open career development opportunities for all. The Career and Business Fair will allow for our members to introduce their business to a friendly market of peers, to exchange business cards, and to trade experiences. For some, it will also be a good chance to introduce a business idea and to meet other people interested in partnering for a new business adventure.

The Fair is about business but it is also about career. So, for instance, if you work for an NGO and want to present the cause you believe in, you will want to join us. Also, if your social project is looking for volunteers, this may be the place to meet some interesting people and to find some needed hands! And if you don’t have a business, an employer, nor a project, you may meet someone in a growing phase who is just looking for someone like you.

After all, you never know what life you will bring you when you put yourself on the spot!

If you are interested in putting on a table for your business, project, or idea, send an email to careersupport@nylesa.org.

The event will be open to the public, but marketing tables are for NYLESA members only. Don’t miss the chance, there are limited spots available!

Download our brochure to learn more about NYLESA

Download our new magazine.

Print & post our poster!