GPAFI is an entity of the International Civil Servants Mutuel Associations (ICSMA), Fund of the United Nations at Geneva and Specialized Agencies. 

GPAFI was initially created in 1958 by the Coordinating Council of the United Nations Office at Geneva (formerly Staff Council).

GPAFI's objective is to provide insurances coverage for international civil servants. For that purpose it has negotiated collective insurance schemes with renowned insurance companies, offering its members top-of-the-range services and benefits at the best market conditions.