Clara Sommarin – a Swedish national - works as a Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF Headquarters in New York, where she is responsible for providing technical support and guidance to UNICEF field offices and partners on effective programmes to address violence, sexual abuse and exploitation, including child online protection/protection in relation to ICTs.
Clara has over 15 years of experience within the field of child rights and protection. Prior to joining UNICEF Headquarters in 2009, she worked in the Child Protection Section at the UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama from 2001-2008. Before joining UNICEF, Clara worked at Save the Children Sweden where she coordinated child rights projects and supported NGO reporting to the Committee on the Rights of the Child. She holds degrees in Humanitarian Assistance and Political Science, with specialization in international humanitarian law and international human rights law.