WELCOME TO NYLESA

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

 

Welcome to NYLESA Cocktail Gathering on September 21

On Thursday 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 the Brooklyn Barge in Greenpoint Brooklyn. 

The Brooklyn Barge, is a vibrant waterfront restaurant & bar community on a floating barge.

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

When: Thursday September 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Where: 3 MILTON ST, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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.

Register for language courses at UNHQ

NYLESA is happy to announce that it will be possible for UN spouses to participate in the The Language and Communications Programme at the United Nations Headquarter in New York from fall 2017. Register now to secure your spot in one of these popular courses. 

The Language and Communications Programme offers general language courses from beginner to advanced in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The programme also offers specialized communications courses in that are intended to develop specific cultural and professional skills in listening, speaking and interacting, reading or writing.

Deadline for registration for regular language courses is 12th September. Please note that you might need to take a placement test before you register for a language course. Course registration for specialized courses closes two weeks before the course starts.

Read more about the Language and Communications Programme and how to register here

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 

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