In and around Geneva
In collaboration with the WHO Staff Association and Medical Service, AFSM makes arrangements for free-of-charge flu vaccinations for all Geneva area former staff every autumn.
The WHO Fitness Centre
Membership in the WHO Fitness Centre is open to all WHO staff, retired staff, and their spouses; the cost is 20.-CHF per year. Membership can be renewed every year at the annual enrolment session held in early September in the WHO main building foyer. A membership card can be obtained from the membership secretary--call AFSM for contact information.
The International Civil Servants’ Mutual Association of United Nations and Specialized Agencies in Geneva
Offers reduced rates for yearly passes on the UNIRESO, Geneva public transportation and the CCF. Contact: Office B-214, Door 20, Palais des Nations, +41 22 917 0071
Invites you to make new friends over a coffee, find useful information and documentation, participate in seminars and debates, use the internet, take a course or discover new interests. For more information and the schedule of activities, see the web site below
Association of Former International Civil Servants - Geneva
The Association of Former International Civil Servants (AAFI-AFICS), Geneva, had its beginnings in 1940 as the Amicale des anciens fonctionnaires du BIT. A sister association of former officials of the League of Nations subsequently merged with the Amicale thereby becoming the first association of former international civil servants. In 1955 the Amicale transformed itself into the Association of Former International Civil Servants (AAFI-AFICS) and opened its membership to retirees from the United Nations Secretariat, other organs within the United Nations, and the Specialized Agencies. Subsequently other associations were formed in New York, Paris and Rome. These associations decided in 1975 to found the Federation of Associations of Former International Civil Servants (FAFICS). In 1999 AAFI-AFICS took over the membership of the Nordic Association of Former International Civil Servants (NAFICS) after this Association's decision to dissolve itself, due to the difficulties it had encountered in maintaining useful contacts with a widespread membership living in five different Nordic countries. As a result, and thanks to a steady increase of new members, AAFI-AFICS has today become the biggest association of former international officials, with more than 3,500 members living in 95 different countries.