Deirdre de Burca

Deirdre de Burca currently works as the advocacy coordinator with Forus, a global network of 69 national development platforms and six regional coalitions. Deirdre previously worked as the director of advocacy for World Vision's Brussels office, and is a founding member of SDG Watch Europe — a broad alliance of European civil society organisations working to ensure the full implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals by the EU and its Member States. She can be reached at

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Realising the promise of SDG 16 to promote and protect civic space

By: Deirdre de Burca

There is an urgent need for the international community to extend the scope of the SDG 16 civic space indicators that promote and protect civic space.



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