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!

NYLESA Coffee Gathering: April 12th, 10am–12pm. Location: A.O.C L’Aile ou la Cuisse, 314 Bleecker St New York,

NYLESA Cocktail Gathering: April 20th, 6pm–8pm. Location: Paulaner 265 Bowery
(Please note that due to the AGM there will be no coffee or cocktail gatherings in March)

Creative Career Transitions for Global Careers

Have you recently been thinking of switching careers because you are facing work-life balance issues or lack recognition of your foreign qualifications?The 7th of April NYLESA Career Support Working Group is arranging a career table focusing on career transitions with Katarina Holm-DiDio, Global Career Coach.

We all know career transitions can be very challenging even in a familiar environment. But they are much harder to achieve when you are changing your career path and moving to a new country. Katarina Holm-DiDio is specialised in expat career and life transitions and has worked for several years with the United Nations System staff and their partners. The April Career Table has been especially designed by Katarina to help you with transitioning careers.

When: Friday, 7 April, 13pm to 15pm. 
Where:  At the UN. Exact location will be sent by email to those that register.

Register: Members of NYLESA can register to the event by clicking here. Please not that you need to login to register.



Congratulations to our new 2017 Steering Committee!

On March 8th, NYLESA elected a new Steering Committee for 2017-18 and warmly welcomes Oladea, Svetla, Rita, Tuba, Nina, Fiorella and Eric as the members of the new SC. Read more about them here.
Congratulations and thanks to this wonderful group of NYLESA volunteers!

António Guterres marks International Women’s Day in Kenya

On his last day of a three day-visit to the Horn of Africa, Secretary-General attended the commemoration of International Women's Day in Nairobi, Kenya in the company of First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta.

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NYLESA Magazine | Fall 2016 (Vol. 2)


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