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THE CONSULAR WOMEN'S CLUB OF NEW YORK
The Consular Women's Club of New York is a social group open to all whose spouses work with the Consular Corps and international organizations based in New York. Founded in 1972, the Consular Women's Club holds events throughout the year to encourage friendship, support and cooperation among its members who have moved to live temporarily in New York.

Alejandra Perez-Gabilondo, President, wife of the Consul General of Argentina

Christiane Bourloyannis-Vrailas, wife of the Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to the UN

E-mail: cwcnewyork@hotmail.com

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE FOR UNITED NATIONS DELEGATES INC. 
This committee offers a year round multifaceted schedule for programs and services to meet the needs of the delegates and their families. They offer home hospitality, cultural tours, tickets to concerts and theaters (when available), children's programs and English language classes.

Janet E. Vetter, Administrative Coordinator

General Assembly Building, First Floor (Room 101)
United Nations
 
New York, New York 10017

Telephone: (212) 963-8753
Fax: (212) 963-1320
Website: www.hcund.org
E-mail: hcund@un.org

SOCIETY OF FOREIGN CONSULS IN NEW YORK 
Founded in 1925, the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York represents the world’s largest consular corps, comprising 114 Consulates, Consulates General and Honorary Consulates based in New York City.  Membership is open to current, serving members of NYC-based consulates general, consulates and honorary consulates.  The Society is steered by an Executive Committee made up of elected vice presidents and alternates who represent all regions of the world.

The Society’s mission is to safeguard the interests and rights of the members of the NYC-based Consular Corps and strive to promote cultural and economic relations with the city of New York and between members’ respective countries and the United States of America.

Elle Berdy, Secretary of the Society of Foreign Consuls

Telephone: (917) 689-7424
Website: www.consulsnewyork.com        
Email: sofocony@gmail.com

UNITED NATIONS CHURCH CENTER 
A nondenominational chapel may be rented for weddings in the United Nations Chapel, and houses religious nonprofit organizations.

United Nations Church Center
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 661-1762
Website: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/work/social-action/united-nations/ 

UNITED NATIONS DELEGATIONS WOMEN'S CLUB 
This informal club was established by the wives of delegates to create and strengthen ties among women associated with the UN. It holds monthly meetings and organizes luncheons and teas.

United Nations Delegations Women's Club

777 United Nations Plaza 
New York, NY 10017

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 
A not-for-profit public benefit corporation created by the State Legislature in 1968, with the support of the City of New York to provide commercial office space and other facilities for the United Nations community in New York.

Jeffrey Feldman, President/CEO

United Nations Development Corporation 
Two United Nations Plaza, 27th Floor
 
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 888-1618
Website: www.undc.org
E-mail: info@undc.org 

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 
The United Nations International School, K-12 grades, was established in the spirit of the UN Charter and is open to families in the United Nations, Consular Corps, as well as to international and local children. Its student body of boys and girls derives from many diverse nations, as does its unique faculty. UNIS prepares children academically for schools worldwide. UNIS offers strong programs in arts, physical education, language, environmental studies and computer science.

Executive Director: George Dymond

United Nations International School 
24-50 East River Drive
 
New York, NY 10010

General Telephone: (212) 684-7400
Admissions Telephone: (212) 584-3071
Admissions E-mail: admissions@unis.org
Communications E-mail: ljames@unis.org
Website: www.unis.org 

UNITED NATIONS LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR STAFF AND DIPLOMATS 
Language classes in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish are available to UN staff members and delegates, as well as categories of non-staff members and other accredited individuals.

Registration

Schedule of Classes

 Officer in Charge: Mr. Emmanuel Soyer

Administrative Offices:
380 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Website: www.un.org/depts/OHRM/sds/lcp/UNLCP/english/ 

UNITED NATIONS MEDICAL SERVICES 
These offices are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. First Aid and emergency treatment are available. The Medical Service also keeps a list of private physicians to assist UN staff and Mission members in choosing family doctors and specialists.


One UN Plaza, 11th Floor
Room DC1-1190
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 963-8990

Innovation Building
300 E. 42nd Street, 7th Floor
Room IN-703
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 963-7090

UNICEF House
3 United Nations Plaza, 5th Floor
Room H-0545
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 326-7541

UNITED NATIONS STAFF ACTIVITIES AND HOUSING SECTION 
This office provides assistance and counsel on all aspects of housing placement to UN staff and members of the delegations. It also publishes the Secretariat News, organizes home hospitality, provides advice on personal insurance coverage, gives travel and sight-seeing tips and maintains a desk outside the cafeteria on the Ground Floor which provides discount coupons for various tours, sporting events and shows.

United Nations Staff Activities and Housing Section 
United Nations, General Assembly Building - First Floor

Telephone: (212) 963-7065

UNITED NATIONS STAFF COUNSELOR 
Personal, family, and job related problems may be discussed with the Staff Counselor in total confidence. The services are available to staff of the UN and their families. The services of educational advisers, referrals to outside professional services and a domestic help exchange are also offered to Mission personnel.

Innovation Building
300 E. 42nd Street, 7th Floor
Room IN-753A
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 963-7044

UNITED NATIONS WOMEN'S GUILD 
The purpose of the Guild is to work on projects to raise funds to assist children in need all over the world and to foster friendships among women associated with the UN by work or relationship. Special membership may be offered to persons indirectly connected with the UN. There are four groups: Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, and the Secretariat. Meetings are held twice a month and locations vary by chapter. There is an annual membership fee.

United Nations Women's Guild
DC-1, Room 0775
One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 963-8279 and (212) 963-4149
Website: www.un.org/other/unwg/
E-Mail: unwg@un.org

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FORUM 
The Women's International Forum was established in 1975 to provide spouses and associates of the UN community with an issue-oriented forum for briefing and in-depth discussions mainly, but not exclusively on problems concerning the UN in particular and the international community in general.  Meetings are held at the United Nations throughout the year.

Women's International Forum
One United Nations Plaza, DC1-0648
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 963-3112
Website: www.womensinternationalforum.org
E-mail: briefing@womensinternationalforum.org

Governmental

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS 
The United States Mission is the United States representative to the United Nations, and its primary function is to assist the President and the Department of State in conducting United States policy at the UN. Information gathered by Mission officers is later relayed to overseas American Embassies that have interest in particular items under United Nations consideration. As host country, the United States government has a special responsibility to all member nations of the United Nations and to the people who work at the United Nations. The Host Country Section provides many services to the international community in order to facilitate its normal functioning in New York.

United States Mission to the United Nations
799 United Nations Plaza
 
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 415-4000
Website: www.usunnewyork.usmission.gov 

OFFICE OF FOREIGN MISSIONS 
The Office of Foreign Missions (OFM), US Department of State New York Regional Office administers the following programs to eligible accredited personnel of consulates, permanent missions to the United Nations and the United Nations itself: tax exemption cards, exemption from federal gasoline taxes, and exemption from utility sales taxes. Eligible members of missions and consulates must register their personal vehicles with OFM, and eligible members of missions and consulates are required to obtain US Department of State licenses. Finally, OFM reviews and regulates the acquisition of all real property by missions and consulates to include leases, purchases, addition, and renovations.

Office of Foreign Missions
799 United Nations Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (646) 282-2825
Website: www.state.gov/ofm
E-Mail: OFMNYCustomerService@state.gov

 
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