NYLESA - Supporting UN Spouses in NYC.

NYLESA was created by UN spouses for UN spouses under the UN Dual Career & Staff Mobility Programme. We support spouses and partners of international UN staff members as they settle in and find career opportunities during their time in New York. 

Join NYLESA today!

• Make new friends and become involved with the UN community
• Get career support through workshops, seminars and networking opportunities
• Practice your language skills at our language tables
• Discover NYC and gain useful tips for settling in a new city
• Help make NYLESA a stronger voice as it advocates for spouses interests within the UN


Meet the new Co-Chair of NYLESA – Angela Picon

Angela Picon, a Colombian political scientist with a master in Diplomacy and International Relations, is the new Co-Chair of the NYLESA Steering Committee. 

On Wednesday June 14th at the Special General Meeting of NYLESA, our members cast their unanimous vote for Angela Picon who is taking the vacant Co-Chair position in the Steering Committee.

Angela Picon has experience in humanitarian and political affairs both with the UN, where she worked as reporting officer with OCHA, and as a national officer in the OAS Mission to support the Peace Process in Colombia. Angela arrived in New York three months ago and is enthusiastic about becoming a part of the NYLESA community and contributing to supporting UN spouses and families moving to NYC.

Welcome on board Angela!

Participants at the Coffee Gathering and Special General Meeting at A.O.C. Photo: Lin Qi 

Welcome to NYLESA Cocktail Gathering on June 15

On Thursday June 15th it is time for the monthly NYLESA Cocktail Gathering. If you are not a member yet this is a great opportunity to get to know NYLESA better. Bring your spouse and join us at 5th & Mad in Manhattan. 

5th & Mad is a spacious bi-level bar two blocks from the Empire State Building. A vibrant place to hang out and unwind. The kitchen prepares a variety of small plates including sliders, calamari, wings, Irish nachos and Mad Burgers.

Participants: The Cocktail Gathering is an open event. All NYLESA members, spouses and newcomers interested in joining NYLESA are invited to come.

When: Thursday June 15, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Mad@5, 7 E 36th Street, New York City NY

Registration: There is no need to register. If you have any questions, please contact welcome@nylesa.org.

Fee: Cash bar, you will pay for your own drinks.


The Art of Networking in 140 Characters

At Junes months career table NYLESA members got tips on how to build a Twitter persona that get noticed by people and organizations.  

Twitter can be an excellent resource for your job search, introducing you to new people, organizations, ideas and job opportunities. June month´s career table was hosted by Javier Delgado-Rivera who runs @TheUNTimes, the leading Twitter account on UN affairs. Javier gave some good insights on how to develop a social media mindset and make the most of your Twitter presence. Read more and download Javiers presentation below.


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