Joanna Rubinstein

Joanna Rubinstein

Rubinstein is an expert in global health, early childhood development, child protection and sustainable development. After joining Childhood USA in 2015, using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework she is leading Childhood’s advocacy for ending child sexual abuse and exploitation. Rubinstein is also a Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and 2018-2019 co-chaired the Working Group on Child Online Safety that in 2019 launched its landmark report and a Universal Declaration on Child Online Safety. This year, she contributed to the 2020 State of the Broadband and the School Connectivity reports, co-chaired the Commission’s Task Force group developing the Broadband Commission 2.0 agenda, and the Manifesto advocating for universal, safe and secure connectivity for all. In 2018-2019 Rubinstein was instrumental in the development of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Out of the Shadows” index, the first of its kind tool measuring countries’ response to child sexual violence. As President & CEO of Childhood USA Rubinstein is also working with partners on developing digital tools and campaigns for the prevention of child sexual abuse and is funding development of evidence-based programs in the US that serve thousands of children and families.

Rubinstein is a frequent speaker at international conferences and World Economic Forum and UN meetings. She is a member of The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children board, the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Early Childhood Development and Peace Building Consortium board, and the ISTIC (International Science, Technology and Innovation South-South Cooperation) board under the auspices of UNESCO.

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  • Organization
    World Childhood Foundation USA
  • Profession
    President & CEO
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6 October 2020
15:00 - 16:30
Abdulrahman Ahmed Altamimi (Ministry of Interior United Arab Emirates (UAE)), Irakli Beridze (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)), Joanna Rubinstein (World Childhood Foundation USA)...
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