Inter-Agency Task Force on Basic Social Services for All (BSSA)

Comité administratif de coordination sur les services sociaux de base pour tous (CAC)

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1995, by General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD), as Inter-Agency Task Force on IPCD Implementation (IATF), to oversee Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD Programme of Action) adopted Sep 1994, Cairo (Egypt), at International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Programme also referred to as: International Programme of Training in Population and Development (IPTPD); International Training Programme in Population and Development. Restructured under present title and scope broadened, Feb 1996, by United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) as one of 3 inter-agency task forces following up UN conferences, the others being Inter-Agency Task Force on Employment and Sustainable Livelihoods for All and Inter-Agency Task Force on Enabling Environment for Economic and Social Development. In this latter context, also referred to as Basic Social Services for All. Chair: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Participating agencies: DESIPA/UN; DHA/UN; DPCSD/UN; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); International Labour Organization (ILO); International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank); International Monetary Fund (IMF); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP); United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); World Health Organization (WHO); World Food Programme (WFP); regional commissions - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Ceased to exist, with many functions assumed by CEB.


Address issues associated with providing concerted system-wide support for basic social services, including primary health care, basic education, reproductive health, family planning, safe drinking water and sanitation, shelter and social services in emergency and post-crisis situations.

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Working groups cover: selection/use of indicators; financing and resource mobilization; gender perspective; targeting specific groups, including post-crisis and emergency situations; policy; involvement of civil society; hunger/nutrition; environment; reproductive health; international migration; child and maternal mortality.


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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Agency
    • Social Services
  • Societal Problems
    • Emergencies
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate Action



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7. Sep 2004
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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