UNBRALESA is the Brazilian chapter of GESA/LESA, an organization that exists all over the world and emerged from the UN Development Group’s Joint Guidance Note of 2004. UNBRALESA was founded in 2007 by a group of spouses of international staff, with the approval of the UN Country Team. Since then, the association has focused its work on bringing together expatriate United Nations families. We provide a space for spouses and partners to interact and share ideas, and we give support and information about our host country and the city of Brasilia. We also work to facilitate the transition of expatriate spouses into the workplace, by sharing information on available jobs and bringing our talents to the attention of potential employers.
Several UNLESA’s, among them UNBRALESA, have special partnerships with other international organizations to include their spouses and partners. In Brazil, UNBRALESA welcomes members from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank, in addition to all the UN Agencies. We are working on the inclusion of additional international organizations.
Current Board and Committees
We have a board that is responsible for keeping the organization running according to its chartered rules. It is composed of a Chairperson and the Steering Commitee.