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Dr. Uwe Kracht
Co-coordinator, World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights (WANAHR)
Uwe Kracht, who served in ...
Uwe Kracht, who served in the secretariat of the World Food Council (WFC) as senior economist from 1976 to 1986 and as chief of Policy Development and Analysis from 1986 to 1993, and is now co-ordinator, World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights and external research associate, International Project on the Right to Food in Development, reviewed the section in the book on the WFC and its work.
I am grateful to Uwe Kracht
and Manfred Schulz for permission to quote from the book they edited on Food Security and Nutrition.
Nut. & Human Rights
Rapporteurs: Wenche Barth Eide and Uwe Kracht, WANAHR
...In his general overview, Uwe Kracht of WANAHR and joint secretary/rapporteur of theWG, summarized developments since the last SCN session in three categories: (i) events directly related to the World Food Summit Objective 7.4, (ii) country level developments and (iii) other activities.He
recalled that the World Food Summit objective 7.4 had invited the UNHCHR to clarify the content of the right to adequate food and identify ways of its implementation and realization, also raising the possibility of developing voluntary guidelines in this regard.In response, the High Commissioner for Human Rights
had organized two consultations, the first one in Geneva in December 1997, and the second in Rome in November 1998 co-hosted by FAO.The reports of these two consultations were submitted to the respective subsequent sessions of the UN Commission on Human Rights
According to the coordinator of the World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights (WANAHR), Dr. Uwe Kracht, one of the recommendations made during the Bonn meeting was to increase use of seminars and workshops on the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights in general and the right to adequate food in particular.
SCN's 33rd Session - Working Group on Capacity Development in Food and Nutrition Agenda
NEHR Co-Chair, Uwe Kracht, Coordinator, World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights (WANAHR), 5 minutes