> MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Visit the Social Committee page for March and April 2019 events being planned.
> The UNHQ 2019 Calendar is available here .
> The Association's U.S. Taxes page has been updated to include current IRS.gov information and UN Income Tax Unit's links to NY/NJ/CT state tax offices. Also note that the Association's List of Accountants familiar with UN/US Taxation has been updated.
> Mr. Anthony Fouracre, Charities Foundation President, encourages members to alert the Foundation of any individual who might be in need of financial assistance. Go to the Charities Foundation page for more details on who qualifies and how to apply.
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!
ACTIVITIES IN FOCUS
> ASHI participants are reminded that the Health & Life Insurance Section (HLIS) indicates that they MUST be provided with a copy of the new Medicare Cards (emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org), and caution that failure to provide the updated Medicare information may affect the processing of claims.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
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!
FAFICS is a Federation of 61 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.
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