Chair's Note - UNKLESA’s Future is Bright

In January, we said that 2019 would be a year of strong, accelerated delivery of our UNKLESA 2018-2019 Blueprint goals. In the last few months alone, we have made real progress towards becoming the high performing organization that UNKLESA can and should be. I know the dedication and hard work everyone has contributed, and I am immensely grateful for your commitment to serving our UN families over a continuing period of change. 

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Chair's Note - UNKLESA: Towards Building a Sustainable Legacy

UNKLESA continues to work towards become the leading family support organization within the UN as detailed in our 2019-2020 sustainability blueprint. Our primary goals continue be creating a sustainable legacy, serving as a trusted platform for family support, and advocating for bold decisions that champion resolutions to family issues within the UN system.

As part of addressing UNKLESA organizational sustainability, the Board underwent a process of unprecedented organizational redesign and internal restructuring, with a view to removing redundancy and creating set standards of operation for all parts of UNKLESA. Throughout the redesign and restructure of UNKLESA, we sought to retain our commitment to concrete targets, accountability, data based organizational performance, and our UN family’s engagement and satisfaction.

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Chair's Note - "Supporting Families that Support the World"

UNKLESA has undergone a remarkable evolution in the past five months as we’ve pursued the goals of our 2019-2020 sustainability blueprint in order to become the leading family support organization within the UN. One of the most profound changes over this period has been our richer understanding and deeper commitment to the needs of trailing UN families that has come into focus as we have refined our views of what it means to be a platform for family mobility.

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Chair's Note - Holiday Message from UNKLESA Chairman

For an Organization like UNKLESA, the holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the last year, celebrate our success, and plan for a brighter future. We take pride in that contribution that trailing families provide to the UN community.

This has been quite an extraordinary year for us. As we celebrated our families at the First Holiday Market, as we have added UNEP as an agency sponsor, as we have completed our highly anticipated interior renovation, as we are in process of adding UNDP to our Orientation Services, and implementing the first stage of our ambitious 2019 Strategic Blueprint.

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Chair's Note - Welcome from the New Chair

Today is my first day as the new Chairman of UNKLESA and I am excited to share with you my initial plans as I start my work as your new Chairman.

The most important thing is that I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the Executive Board. It’s an honor and a privilege to be asked to lead UNKLESA into a new chapter. The Board has many new initiatives in the works to both improve UNKLESA as an organization and to allows us to offer exemplary service to our existing and future members. I know periods of change can be unsettling, but we must take our destiny in our own hands and be absolutely focused on delivering the best possible experience for international UN families at the Nairobi duty station.

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