Pre-Retirement Seminar

Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19 situation, the Pre-retirement seminar has been cancelled for 2020

Documentations from the previous year are still made available for you. Each topic is linked to the presentation which you can directly download from this page.


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)


UNJSPF Whiteboard Videos

Series of whiteboard videos made by the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund: This series of whiteboard videos about about staff retirement options and planning for your retirement from any of the participating UNJSPF organizations are extremely useful and educational. Whether you are soon approaching retirement, just beginning your career with the UN, or somewhere in between, these videos give a great overview of the information you need to know when it comes time to retire or separate from the UN. The videos are now available in English, French, Russian and Chinese, and can all be found on the UNJSPF YouTube channel at this link:

Pension and Taxation VIRTUAL SESSIONS October 2020

6 October: Pre-retirement: United Nations Joint Pension Fund – Pension Benefits and Separation Process / Transcript Q&A

7 October: Pre-retirement: United Nations Joint Pension Fund – Two Track System / Transcript Q&A (coming soon)

8 October: Fiscalité en Suisse

Pension and Taxation BRIEFING november 2019

Taxation in France presentation, please click and download here.

Pre-Retirement Programme Documentation 2020

Monday, 23 March
Separation: Administrative Formalities
Cartes de légitimation
Office of the Staff Counsellor
Retirement: A Transition with Great Potential
Access to the Palais des Nations/Security

Tuesday, 24 March
Medical Insurance

Wednesday, 25 March
How to take care of your money?
International Civil Servants Mutual Association of the United Nations and Specialized Agencies (La Mutuelle)
UN Federal Credit Union (UNFCU)

Association of Former International Civil Servants (AFICS) & Cité Seniors
Residence Formalities for staff wishing to retire in Switzerland

Thursday, 26 March
Testament and Inheritance in Switzerland (Other Resources)
Social Security in Switzerland (AVS)
Residence & "naturalisation" for staff wishing to retire in Switzerland
Taxation in Switzerland

Friday, 27 March
Taxation in France
Social Security in France
Testament and Inheritance in France
Residence formalities for staff wishing to retire in France

Inspira Code


Type of Delivery Format

Live Classroom Instruction


5.0 Days




Course Fee