AFICS/NY is providing updates, information and guidance from various sources on COVID-19 for your use as appropriate, and will try our best to keep this updated as new informaton becomes available.
"Kofi Annan - One of Us." 1 July 2020 at 1 pm
Economic Impact Payment information as coronavirus relief to US taxpayers, seniors and retirees is available from the IRS; Tax Deadline extension to 15 July information is available in our US Residents > US Taxes page.
Continued functioning of AFICS/NY during COVID-19 pandemic 2 April 2020 message from Association President
Registration for SPRING 2020 (22 April - 2 July) Online Courses in the six official languages is now open; be sure to check the brochure to see what is the last day to enroll in each course. UN Retirees are eligible so register now!
UN mourns passing of former SG Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 4 March 2020
4.2% cost-of-living increase to the US dollar track starting April 2020
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (EBCBS) has introduced a new pharmacy benefits manager
ACTIVITIES IN FOCUS
AFICS/NY - A Community of Interests
Welcome to the Website of the Association of Former International Civil Servants/New York (AFICS/NY)
Since our establishment at United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) in 1970, AFICS/NY (the Association) has been working to protect the interests of retiring and retired UN staff and their families. We are advocates for our members, informing and supporting them on matters related to the Pension Fund, Health Insurance, USA Taxation, Social Security, and Residence in the USA. We also promote member well-being, and foster social and personal relationships through activities such as Ageing Smart workshops and Social Events. Useful information and links for members living (or visiting) the NYC area, and in support of the work of the UN are also provided.
Make the AFICS/NY website your information portal before and after retirement!
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
John Dietz, AFICS/NY
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Why Join AFICS/NY?
> To be a part of the unique community of former international civil servants with shared cultural diversity, ideals, and continued common links to the work of the United Nations system.
> To make new friends and keep in touch with former colleagues through the AFICS/NY Website, Directory and Bulletin.
> To stay informed on the latest developments on pension benefit management and investment issues. The AFICS/NY Governing Board actively advocates on behalf of member concerns and ensures no erosion of benefits.
> To keep up-to-date on After Service Health Insurance (ASHI) benefits and premiums, including Medicare Part B. The AFICS/NY Governing Board actively participates in the Health and Life Insurance Committee (HLIC) to advocate that health benefits remain optimal and increases in premiums are kept at a minimum.
> To enjoy social events, activities and workshops organized by AFICS/NY promoting the welfare and wellbeing of members.
> To get up-to-date, easy to understand information on: a) volunteer opportunities; b) income tax issues; c) legal advisory services; d) assisted living facilities, senior centres, and nursing homes; e) services provided by State and Municipal governments; f) ways to keep personal information up-to-date; g) and, to assist other members in need of support.
> To contribute articles and news items for the AFICS/NY Bulletin.
> To participate in the work of the AFICS/NY Charities Foundation which provides short term emergency financial assistance to members in times of need.
These, and other opportunities for engagement, are available through membership in AFICS/NY.
What are you waiting for?
Click HERE for information on types of memberships available, their cost, and the Membership Application Form.
SERVICES TO MEMBERS
- UN System Support: Fosters member participation in the substantive activities of the UN system by their writing, public speaking, NGO involvement and represents FAFICS on request.
- Support: Provides assistance on legal, insurance and other personal matters as requested and as appropriate.
- Outreach: Supports and outreach to individuals as appropriate.
The Charities Foundation grants assistance to members in need.
CHARITIES FOUNDATION page
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi
Please share your knowledge and skills. Visit our Committees page for more details on the work we do for ideas. For example:
Website Usage Tester
Technology Innovation Researcher
Research/Data Entry Assistance
Additionally: Would you like to join the UN Speakers Bureau and share your UN expertise and career path? The UN Speakers Bureau team in DPI is always looking to add new speakers to its roster to talk to a range of audiences, especially students. Most briefings take place at UNHQ, while some have the opportunity to travel. Go to our Volunteering page for further details!
UN Web TV: Today's Live Webcast Schedule
UN Web TV Videos on demand:
AFICS/NY Annual Assembly, 23 June 2020 (3h 4')
Emergency Staff Union Town Hall, 4 June 2020
UN 75th Anniversary in a time of COVID-19, 14 May 2020
Staff Union Town Hall with the Secretary-General, 13 May 2020
AFICS/NY Annual Assembly, 29 May 2019
FAFICS is a Federation of 63 member Associations of Former International Civil Servants (AFICS), 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.
2018 Fall Luncheon Cruise
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