Chair's Note - Holiday Message from UNKLESA Chairman


24 December 2018

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.

The importance of the UNKLESA’s work – serving as a trusted platform, framing issues, and producing actionable ideas to focus on family support and a preparedness to challenge existing policies to advocate for bold decisions that champion resolutions to family issues within the UN system. We count on your support to help us identify the possible solutions to the complex challenges of our trailing families in the UN Community. Your support in 2019 is critical to our success, as we rely on you to help us frame issues and achieve a brighter future for UNKLESA.

At this joyous time of year, UNKLESA wishes you abundance, happiness, and peace in a new year filled with hope. I hope you and all your family, and friends have a lovely holiday season filled with joy and meaning.

I wish you a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with all good things.

Best Regards,

David Taddele Dessie
Chairman of the Executive Board
Phone: +254-20-762 2464