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!

Our next open event is:
NYLESA Coffee Gathering: April 12th, 10am–12pm. Location will be provided closer to the date. (Please note that there will be no coffee gathering in March due to the AGM meeting.)

Mark your Calendars! The AGM is March 8th

We invite you to attend the next AGM on March 8th and help elect–and welcome in–a new NYLESA Steering Committee.

On March 8th, NYLESA will hold its Annual General Meeting. A new Steering Committee will be elected and we would like you to be part of it.

Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 2016
Time: 10am-12:30pm,
Location: Danny Kaye Visitors Center, UNICEF HOUSE
3 United Nations Plaza 44th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)


A brief history of the Presidents’ Day holiday

Given the heated political climate right now, this year's Presidents' Day holiday is guaranteed to be, if nothing else, "interesting". Certainly 2017 will be the first time since the demonstrations during Civil Rights and Vietnam eras that the holiday will be marked by numerous protests such as the "Not My President March" scheduled for NYC and several other cities across the country.

Who is Nikki Haley, the new US Ambassador to the UN?

Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations

Conservative politician Nikki Haley was was born Nimrata Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina, on January 20, 1972, to immigrant Indian-Sikh parents. On January 24, 2017, Haley succeeded Samantha Power to become Donald Trump's pick for US Ambassador to the United Nations. Prior to her appointment to the UN, Ms. Haley served from 2011–2017 as Governor of South Carolina. Haley was not only the first female Governor of South Carolina but she was only the second Indian-American, after fellow Republican Bobby Jindal, to hold the position of governor in the United States. She graduated from Clemson University with a B.Sc in accounting.

At this point very little is known of her views on international issues but she has been public on a few issues thus far: She describes herself as "pro-life" and while governor, supported legislation to restrict abortion rights in her state, she has been a vocal ally of Israel, and she recently expressed to the U.N. Security Council that sanctions against Russia regarding the Crimean conflict will not be lifted until Russia returns control over Crimea to Ukraine. Read her January 18th Statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding her UN ambassadorship here.

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NYLESA Magazine | Fall 2016 (Vol. 2)


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