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Acting together offers best risk insurance against future disaster

World needs to better understand how one threat can ripple across multiple sectors

| South Asia
Leaders and people can leverage this moment.    © Hindustan Times/Getty Images

Kanni Wignaraja is U.N. Assistant Secretary-General and director of the U.N. Development Program's regional bureau for Asia and the Pacific.

It would be safe to say that for the most part, we did not see this coming. Nor did we get it right.

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