On January 1st 2008 responsibility for the UN Dual Career and Staff Mobility programme (DC&SM) was transferred from WFP to the CEB Secretariat. The aim of the programme is to assist globally mobile UN staff members and their families, in networking, spouse/partner employment, obtaining work permits and settling into new locations. A Steering Committee takes decisions on the most important elements of the programme. The DC&SM programme provides guidance and support for a large number of Local Expatriate Spouse Associations (LESA) launched in several duty stations globally. The LESA meet regularly and offer a place for networking and ideas exchange.