Joanna Rubinstein

President & CEO, World Childhood Foundation, USA

Rubinstein is an expert in global health and sustainable development. Using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework she is leading Childhood USA in advocating for ending child sexual abuse and exploitation. Most recently, Rubinstein was instrumental in the development of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Out of the Shadows” index. The index reviewed 60 countries' responses to child sexual violence. Childhood USA is also developing digital tools for the prevention of child sexual abuse and is funding development of evidence-based programs in the US that will serve thousands of children. Rubinstein is a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Here, she co-chairs a Working Group on Child Online Safety that on October 1st of this year launched at the United Nations a landmark report and a universal declaration.

Rubinstein serves on several international boards, including The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Early Childhood Development and Peace Building Consortium.