Open communication to FAFICS (Federation of Associations of Former International Civil Servants) members and associate members
21 January 2018
Dear FAFICS members and associate members,
You may have received the following email, addressed to “Dear beneficiaries”, and signed “UNJSPF”, which appears to have been sent to all UN retirees worldwide, attaching the FAFICS president’s “update” dated 8 January 2018.
“From: DoNotReply <donotreply@
Date: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 6:59 AM
Subject: FAFICS Letter
This is a “comprehensive update” sent on behalf of FAFICS.
Thank you and Regards
1. In this regard, I refer you to my note of 14 January 2018 (see below for ease of reference) in which I responded point by point to several instances of distortion of facts in the FAFICS president’s “update”, and noted her consistent “pattern of partisanship, non-transparency, manipulation of information, and attempts to discredit anyone who questions or opposes her actions.”
2. I also emphasized that “the FAFICS president’s [has] demonstrated unconditional support for the CEO including (i) writing an email to OIOS on 1 June 2016 discouraging the audit of the backlog in pension payments which has caused untold suffering to new retirees and other beneficiaries; (ii) pushing for his advance reappointment in 2016 based on an outdated performance evaluation; and again for a renewed five year term in 2017, while disregarding the accumulated information contained in the reports of UN governing bodies and OIOS audit 2017/002 concerning the role of mismanagement in the Fund.
3. It is impossible to discern from the email purportedly sent from the Fund today, using its confidential member contact information, by whom this email was sent, and on what authority. In fact, one has no way of knowing whether this communication, sent on Sunday, a day when the Fund is closed, at 6.59 am, is the result of a breach of IT security.