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To pay tribute to the
late Secretary-General
Kofi Annan,
a formal General Assembly plenary meeting
will be held under the auspices of the President of the General Assembly
on Friday, 21 September 2018, at 10:15 a.m.
(New York time, when you could watch live here http://webtv.un.org/)

Condolence books - outside the Meditation Room
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18 Sep 2018 -  Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, at the Opening of the 73rd session of the General Assembly
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Communique on the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board
65th Session at FAO, Rome, Italy - 26 July 2018 through 3 August 2018

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Register till 19 October 2018 for Fall Luncheon Cruise
on 1 November 2018
on Bateau New York

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Why Join AFICS/NY?
AFICS' desk at Staff Day
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Free and paid events in NYC
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AFICS/NY Annual Assembly held on Monday, 25 June 18
Elections Results

Video on demand

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Memo From IDS To All ASHI participants in UNHQ
Re: change in monthly premiums as of 1 July 2018

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OHRM Pre-retirement session held on 24 May 2018
Why to join AFICS?

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Cost-of-living increase!
Under the UNJSPF Pension Adjustment System, for monthly pensions on the US dollar track, there is a cost-of-living (CPI) increase of 2.2%, effective 1 April 2018; this increase will be reflected in the  monthly benefit paid by the Pension Fund at the end of April 2018.

John Dietz, President
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Ageing Smart Workshops
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AFICS/NY Bulletin Vol.49 No.1
Spring - Fall 2017

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AFICS/NY Office work days:
Tuesday to Friday
10a.m. to 4p.m.

(Monday closed)
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Photos of Fall Luncheon
Palm Too,
15 November 2017
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ASHI Memo for 2017 Renewal of US Health Insurance Plans
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Book release
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Letter sent to the Under-Secretary-General for Management about ASHI
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Senior Resource Guide:
2015-2016 version available

See list of UN Clubs, which AFICS members are invited to join.

Please keep your current e-mail address  afics@un.org

John Dietz
Notes from the President

The Association of Former International Civil Servants in New York (AFICS/NY) was established at United Nations Headquarters in New York in 1970.

The mission of AFICS/NY is to support and promote the purposes principles and programmes of the United Nations organizations; to advise and assist former international civil servants and those about to separate from service; to represent the interests of its members within the system; to foster social and personal relationships among members, to promote their well being and to encourage mutual support of individual members. For membership eligibility click on By-Laws.

Membership Application Form (PDF)

On the proposal of the Governing Board, honorary membership of the Association may be granted, by the Assembly, to individuals who have rendered meritorious service to the Association or to the United Nations system.

A member may resign from the Association effective at the end of a calendar year by submitting a written communication to that effect.

FAFICS is a Federation of 61 member Associations of Former International Civil Servants of organizations and agencies of the United Nations system located in all regions of the world. The Federation was established in 1975 and has
                     offices at the UN Headquarters in Geneva and
                     New York.

Appointment of new RSG of UNJSPB

FAFICS' update on UNJSPB, October 2017

UN Joint Staff Pension Board Chair's letter of 10 August 2017 to United Nations Administration

            15 March 2017
Dear Colleagues,

For the past several years FAFICS representatives have been actively participating in the Working Group on ASHI established by the Chief Executive Board for Coordination (CEB) and its subsidiary bodies.

In March, Fifth Committee resumed its deliberations under agenda item 134, Programme Budget for the Biennium 2016-2017, and took up the report of the Secretary-General, Managing after-service health insurance (A/71/696 and Corr.1) together with the related note (A/71/815) by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).

We are pleased to inform you that for the second consecutive year FAFICS requested and was granted access by the Fifth Committee to present its views. This was a significant milestone in that heretofore retirees have had not previously had a voice in the Fifth Committee.

Attached, please find the statements by FAFICS delivered on 9 March 2017, along with those of the G-77 with China and the European Union.

We will provide you with an update when the Fifth Committee has concluded on this item.
Linda Saputelli
President FAFICS
                         FAFICS Statement
                         EU Statement
                         G77 and China Statement