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Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator, has been overseeing the UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific since November 2019. With over 25 years of UN and UNDP experience, she spearheads sustainable development efforts, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. With expertise in policy, program, and management, she has contributed significantly to research and conferences on public policy, institutional reform, capacity development, human rights, and leadership.

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