Pre-Retirement Seminar

2016 PRE-RETIREMENT PROGRAMME - 10 to 14 October 2016

Registration open in INSPIRA for UN Secretariat Staff - reference LMS-1538-5.
For other Organizations, registration through Focal Point.

Course objectives

For some of us, retirement is around the corner. The prospect raises questions which must be answered before we take decisions and make choices.

Every year a pre-retirement seminar is organized to help you to identify solutions that cater to your needs by making information available not only of an administrative nature of direct relevance to your departure from the United Nations, but also of a more general nature designed to facilitate your transition to the new phase of your life and make the most of your retirement.

At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • plan the transition from work to retirement;
  • understand various administrative formalities related to retirement;
  • prepare your day-to-day life after leaving the Organization.

Target audience

This programme is designed for the staff members who are retiring soon (0 - 5 years prior to mandatory retirement age)


Pre-Retirement Programme Documentation 2016

Monday, 10 October
Separation: Administrative Formalities
Cartes de légitimation
Office of the Staff Counsellor
GPAFI - Complementary Insurances
Access to the Palais des Nations/Security

Tuesday, 11 October
Medical Insurance
Well-Being and Retirement
Panel of Retired Staff Members

Wednesday, 12 October
AMFIE Presentation ( English )/ AMFIE Presentation ( French )/ AMFIE ( Website )
Taxation in France / Notice 1 / Notice 2 / Notice
Testament and Inheritance in France
Social Security in France / Brochure

Thursday, 13 October
Testament and Inheritance in Switzerland / Support
Social Security in Switzerland (AVS) / Support
Residence and " naturalisation " formalities for staff wishing to retire in Switzerland / Support 1 / Support 2 /
Taxation in Switzerland

Friday, 14 October
Residence formalities for staff wishing to retire in France:

Association of Former International Civil Servants (AFICS)
Cité Seniors, Geneva /
International Civil Servants™ Mutual Association (La Mutuelle)
How to take care of your money? (La Mutuelle)
UNFCU Part A / Part B


A video on retirement and adjustment to retirement by Dr. Sartorius (English) (French)

If you cannot see the videos, you can download VLC media player here.


Watch via UN Web TV (UNHQ Pre-Retirement Programme)

Opening remarks







Repatriation shipment

HR/Separation 1

HR/Separation 2


Recordings in English and French of all the sessions of the 2016 UNOG Pre-Retirement Programme

Please access the recordings by clicking on the image link below

Note: Please use the latest version of Mozilla Firefox/Chrome


This will bring you to the UNOG Digital Recordings Portal, please enter in the box "Filter Dates" from 1 to 31 October 2016, and in "Search" - SDLS.

A list of ten entries will appear (two per day - morning and afternoon) - please click on "2016 Pre-Retirement Programme" of the day (morning or afternoon) of the session that you wish to listen to.

Inspira Code


Type of Delivery Format

Live Classroom Instruction


5.0 Days