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
• Get career support through workshops, seminars and networking opportunities
• 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

UN International Bazaar May 25

Bring your family and friends and visit the United Nations International Bazaar this Thursday May 25. NYLESA will be there selling merchandise from our members and promoting NYLESA. 

Over a full day the United Nations Visitor Plaza will offer traditional merchandising, arts and handcrafts from all over the world. There will also be a food court serving popular national dishes. All money raised at the Bazaar will be donated to UNHCR for Syrian Refugees and to UN Women’s Guild administered projects aimed at helping children and women in vulnerable situations. 

Make a donation to the NYLESA table

If you have a small business or are a talented artist and would like to promote your work, there is still time to donate items to the NYLESA table. The Bazaar is well attended by diplomats, UN staff and UN visitors every year. Make your business or work visible to this international community by donating your products or services to the NYLESA table!

We look forward to meeting you on Thursday!

When: Thursday, May 25th, 2017,  From 10a.m. - 4p.m.
Where: United Nations Visitor Plaza. The United Nations Visitors Entrance is at 46th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10017. The Bazaar is open to all UN visitors. Make sure you bring a government-issued photo identification to get a visitors pass if you don´t have your grounds pass.
Registration: If you would like to make a donation or volunteer please contact Welcome Coordinator, Odalea Freire at welcome@nylesa.org or our co-chair at co-chair@nylesa.org.


The Art of Networking in 140 Characters

June month's Career Table will help you grasp the features that makes Twitter a powerful tool to make yourself heard. The session will teach you how to build a Twitter persona that is noticed by people and organizations, being it for job-hunting, cause-advocating or personality-showcasing.

The career table will be held by Javier Delgado-Rivera, a freelance journalist covering the UN for several publications both in the US and worldwide. Javier also runs @TheUNTimes, the leading Twitter account on UN affairs. Prior to moving to New York, Javier worked in Brussels and Asia for over 10 years as a journalist and communications adviser for several think tanks and NGOs involved in policy advocacy.

When: Friday, June 9, 10 a.m.-12p.m. 

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. Register before June 4.


BBQ and International Potluck June 10

Come sit and socialize on the deck, sip a drink and enjoy the Delaware River.

NYLESA is thrilled to announce the annual NYLESA BBQ and International Potluck in Milford, Pennsylvania. The event takes place on June 10 and is hosted by NYLESA special events coordinator, Lora Wiley-Lennartz and Bernhard Lennartz.

This is a great opportunity to explore the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside and spend some time in nature together, enjoying the company of our families and getting to know each other better. All NYLESA members are welcome to join with their families. 

If you would like to stay overnight there are plenty of other activities to do in Milford which is a lovely historical town featuring beautiful shops, restaurants, and museums to explore. There is also rafting, canoeing, kayaking, waterfalls, and horseback riding in the area.

What: BBQ and International Potluck

Where: Milford, Pennsylvania - at the house and property of Bernhard & Lora

When: June 10, starting at 1p.m.

What to Bring: Please bring something to contribute to the buffet. This could be an appetizer, a main dish, a salad, a side dish or a dessert or bring a beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, as desired!) American Style hot dogs and hamburgers, veggie burgers, turkey burgers, soft drinks, wine, chips, and cookies will be provided.

If you want to cool off in the creek that surrounds the house, pack sunscreen, swimsuit and towel.

To RSVP to the event and get more information on Milford, public transportation and car rentals click here (you need to be logged in to read the post).

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NYLESA Magazine | Fall 2016 (Vol. 2)


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