FAFICS is the Federation of Associations of Former International Civil Servants. It was founded in 1975.


• It brings together Associations of retired International Civil Servants from the United Nations and the Specialized Agencies of the UN. There are currently 63 Member Associations of FAFICS, located in all regions of the world, with a total membership of about twenty thousand retirees.


• FAFICS provides a framework for promoting and defending the interests of former civil servants, most notably in pension and health insurance issues. To this end, it keeps abreast of developments at the UN General Assembly and other Governing Bodies of UN System Organizations.

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 Recent News



Communique on the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board 65th Session at FAO, Rome, Italy – 26 July 2018 through 3 August 2018 (2018-08-30)

(The text is also available in French and Spanish.)





Mr Witold Zyss

President Emeritus and former President of FAFICS




Kofi Annan


FAFICS would like to pay tribute to the lifetime work of Kofi Annan as an international civil servant.


In the words of the current UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “He provided people everywhere with a space for dialogue, a place for problem-solving and a path to a better world. In these turbulent and trying times, he never stopped working to give life to the values of the United Nations Charter. His legacy will remain a true inspiration for all us.”


We would like to share a tribute received from Dr Michael ATCHIA, Secretary general of AFICS-Mauritius, "THE PASSING of a GLOBAL STATESMAN"



The UN Joint Staff Pension Board considered the OIOS governance audit report [PDF]


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Latest Website Updates


2019-02-06 Publications of FAFICS Member Associations


2018-11-01 Contact


2018-10-11 Federation Officers


2018-09-18 Pension Fund Matters


2018-09-02 Publications of FAFICS Member Associations


2018-08-08 FAFICS Member Associations (AEFNUP-Peru)


2018-08-05 What is FAFICS?


2018-08-02 FAFICS Member Associations (AFNU-MG Madagascar)


2018-08-02 FAFICS Member Associations (AAFNU-MR Mauritania)




 Federation Structure

The Federation is a non-profit association with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland (see Statutes).

The governing body of the Federation is the FAFICS Council, which elects the Federation Officers.


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