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


Show your business at the NYLESA C&B Fair!

NYLESA is pleased to launch the 2nd NYLESA Career & Business Fair, a promotional opportunity for our members to show their small businesses, and to boost career development opportunities. In the Career and Business Fair, you will be able to introduce your business to a friendly market of peers, exchange business cards, trade experiences, find volunteers and potential business partners, discuss your ideas, and have fun with us! 

The 2nd NYLESA Career & Business Fair is hosted at the Press Box on December 7th from 10am to 12pm. A symbolic fee of $20 will be charged for a table. Please register by Monday, December 4, at careersupport@nylesa.org.  Regular attendees are free of charge. 

Join us, bring your friends along, and let's lift each other up!

Please note that this is just a promotional event. Members can exhibit and take orders for later but no buying/selling at the event site. Thank you.

NYLESA Roster Launch November 14th

NYLESA members looking for employment in New York will soon benefit from a web-based roster platform hosted by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, UNOSSC. The NYLESA Roster will be launched for registration at the November Career Table. 

The NYLESA Roster has been created as part of NYLESA´s effort to support our members in maintaining and develop an international career. The aim of the NYLESA Roster is to provide employers, within and outside the international civil service in New York, with a pool of international job candidates.

Learn how to register for the roster

During the Career table on Tuesday 14th of  November NYLESA members will be provided with guidance on how to sign up and register a professional profile on the roster by Gabriele Kodura, WIDE Roster Platform Coordinator at UNOSSC.

When: Tuesday, November 14th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.                                         

Where: UN FF Building, 304 East 45th Street, New York

Please be there at 9:45 a.m. and bring your ground pass or your passport!

R.S.V.P. by Sunday, November 12th, at careersupport@nylesa.org

“From Marginalized Women to Entrepreneurs”: an interesting talk at the UN

The Women’s International Forum in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations present a talk entitled “From Marginalized Women to Entrepreneurs: The Story of the Women of Eldoret Slum, Kenya” with Martina Bencová Utešená and Mária Mühl.

All NYLESA members are invited to join the event, on Wednesday, November 15 from 1:15pm to 2:30pm at CR7 - UN Headquarters.


Short bios of the speakers are below:
Martina Bencová Utešená is a journalist, educator and the President of the civic Association Two Colour World, which she founded in 2006. For five years, Bencová has been managing a project in Kenya, whose goal is to help children through their mothers. From illiterate and poor women, she creates entrepreneurs. They now can send their kids to school, provide food and even pay for health insurance. As a professor of health care and social work at the University of St. Elizabeth, she gives lectures on global development education and trains Slovak volunteers and doctors to work in developing countries. Bencová also studied acting and film. She has produced three documentary movies concerning humanitarian aid.
Mária Mühl is a photo-journalist with twelve years of experience. She studied documentary photography and has a Master´s degree in Mass Media Communication. Mühl covered the latest news, political, social events, and foreign affairs in one of the most renowned magazine in Slovakia. Her images provide insight into the lives of people from all over the world. Mühl and Bencová have worked together in Kenya. Since 2011 she has been working on her own projects as an independent photographer. The primary focus of her work is the region of Asia, where she lived and studied for two years. Her documentary stories from developing countries are full of children's laughter and pride. Mühl will be opening a photo exhibition in the United Nations Headquarters, on Monday, November 13, 2017.

No fee is requested for NYLESA members. Please bring your ground pass to be identified.

Please confirm your attendance by Sunday, November 12th with an email at  co-chair@nylesa.org

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