Birgitte Feiring

Department Director at the Danish Institute for Human Rights

CV summary

Birgitte Feiring is Department Director at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, leading work to ensure that the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs are reached in a manner that realise human rights of all and leave no one behind.

Birgitte has worked more than 30 years in the intertwined fields of sustainable development and human rights and has experience from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Her experience spans from fieldwork in remote communities to positions in the European Commission and the International Labour Organization.  As an independent consultant, she has advised bilateral donors, UN agencies, companies and civil society organisations. Birgitte has worked extensively on measurement of human rights and development outcomes, including by developing a comprehensive indicator-based monitoring framework for indigenous peoples’ rights and development, and by analyzing and promoting a human rights-based approach to SDG monitoring.

Birgitte is currently the chair of the SDG Working Group of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya