In 2016, NYLESA celebrates 5 years supporting UN Spouses in NYC!

NYLESA was created by UN spouses for UN spouses under the UN Dual Career & Staff Mobility Programme.
Our mandate is to support the spouses and partners of international UN staff members to settle in and find career support during their time in New York. In supporting spouses, NYLESA enables the UN System to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals among its internationally mobile personnel.
Supported spouses contribute to a strong, effective UN!

Join 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 and enjoying your stay
• Make NYLESA stronger as it advocates for spouses' interests within the UN

Join us for an upcoming event and get to know this vibrant association!

Upcoming Open Events at NYLESA


If you are a UN Spouse or UN staff member and are interested in learning more about NYLESA, please feel free to drop into one of our next open events:

Cocktail Gathering - Brewery Tour: Friday December 9, 4-10pm
Different locations, New York. You are welcome to join at anytime.

MoMA PS1 - 4:00pmTransmitter Brewing 4:30pmBig Alice Brewing - 6:30pmJohn Brown Smokehouse - 7:30pmLIC Beer Project - 8:00pm

Coffee Gathering: Wednesday December 14, 10-12pm
Location to be confirmed, New York

For more information please contact welcome@nylesa.org.


Cocktail Gathering – BREWERY TOUR

For its last cocktail gathering of the year, NYLESA Welcome Group is happy to invite you for an exceptional "Walk&Drink tour". Follow the path of our "local" NYLESA fellow guide, to discover ones of the best micro-breweries in the city. The journey will also give you the great chance to see and feel the city as you never did before.

This is an OPEN EVENT and all NYLESA members, newcomers interested in joining NYLESA and UN staff members are invited to join us.

Date: Friday, december 9th, 2016

Time: 4-10pm

You can join the tour at anytime. These are the different meeting places:

Meeting places:

  • MoMA PS1 – 4:00pm : Starting point of the tour, we definitely recommend you to arrive earlier and to have a look at the temporary exposition. We will leave at 4:15pm.

New NYLESA Membership Fee Policy

At NYLESA we work continuously to improve the service we offer to our members. One of the challenging processes we have had to deal with during our first five years of activity has been the management of the membership payments.

We are extremely happy to announce that we have finally been able to implement an improved management system that will allow new members to pay an annual membership that will last for an entire year from the month they join. This new approach will replace the previous model in which the membership fee was only running from January 1 to December 31 of every year.

The new system will be implemented from December 1st, 2016. So, for example, if you join the association on March 10, 2017, your membership will be valid until March 31, 2018.

For more information please contact membership@nylesa.org.

Vol.2 (Fall Edition) of the new Nylesa Magazine is now available!

Here you have the 2nd volume of our new Magazine featuring: relevant UN and international news, NYC cultural and social coverage, a closer look into the civil society and associations around the UN, as well as some appealing tidbits that we hope you enjoy.

In this fall edition you can find, among other content, a detailed article on the General Assembly, an analysis of the situation in Colombia, interviews with the Deputy Director of the Local Development Finance Practice at United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Chairperson of ACINUPA, an article about the US libertarian party, and an extended agenda of events in NYC. 

The new magazine is meant to be a tool for our members to expose their skills, knowledge and talents among potential recruiters and, ultimately, a platform to raise awareness, visibility and recognition for our role as highly-qualified spouses and as a dynamic association among the UN communityPlease feel free to share it with your spouses and friends at the UN!

NYLESA Magazine | Fall 201 6 (Vol. 2)


NYLESA Magazine | Fall 2016 (Vol. 2)



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NYLESA Magazine | Fall 2016 (Vol. 2)


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