Retirees and their beneficiaries should be aware of the valuable information and assistance that can be obtained from the Federation of Associations of Former International Civil Servants (FAFICS) and its member associations. Established in 1975 by the then existing retiree associations in Geneva, Rome, Paris and New York, the membership of FAFICS reached 45 retiree associations in 2005. FAFICS represents and protects the interests of its member associations, especially in matters of pensions, health insurance and related questions.
These associations, through the experiences of their respective members, serve as knowledgeable sources of information and advice, not only on pension-related matters but also on the laws and other aspects of life in countries around the world. They continue to act as “partners” to the Pension Fund secretariat and to the member organizations, through their support and assistance. More specifically, FAFICS and its member associations provide invaluable assistance to retirees and beneficiaries in resolving problems, which may be encountered with the Fund’s Certificate of Entitlement process. FAFICS representatives participate actively and effectively in the sessions of the Pension Board and its Standing Committee.
Further information about FAFICS and its member associations can be found at: http://www.fafics.org/fafics.htm.
This secure area is made available to United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund FAFICS. Access to this portal is by invitation only and requires a user ID and password. User ID and password will be provided soon.