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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Founded

1995

History

1995, by General Assembly of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), E-XE3377 - ECOSOC and E-XE1125 - 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 E-XE4062 - United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) as one of 3 inter-agency task forces following up UN conferences, the others being H-XK1523 - Inter-Agency Task Force on Employment and Sustainable Livelihoods for All and H-XK1524 - 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: F-XF5606 - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Participating agencies: DESIPA/UN; DHA/UN; DPCSD/UN; B-XB0971 - FAO; B-XB2183 - ILO; F-XF1393 - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank); F-XF2266 - International Monetary Fund (IMF); E-XE3382 - UNDP; E-XE4161 - UNEP; B-XB3383 - UNESCO; E-XE3016 - UNHCR; F-XF3380 - UNICEF; B-XE3386 - UNIDO; E-XE6809 - United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); U-XF0308 - United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); H-XF5178 - United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP); E-XE1325 - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); B-XB3548 - WHO; F-XE3543 - World Food Programme (WFP); regional commissions - E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), E-XE4176 - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), E-XE4175 - United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), E-XE4177 - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and E-XE4178 - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Ceased to exist, with many functions assumed by CEB.

Aims

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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Structure

Task Force comprises high-level officials of 18 UN organizations, with Executive Director of UNFPA as Manager. Working groups set up Feb 1996 (2): Primary Health Care - joint lead agencies WHO and UNICEF; Basic Education - lead agency UNESCO. Working groups continuing from IATF (3): Reproductive Health - lead agency WHO; International Migration - lead agency ILO; Common Approach to National Capacity Building in Tracking Child and Maternal Mortality (development of common national systems for health data) - lead agency UNICEF.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

XF4424

Last News

1998

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