Societies must work together to overcome long-term global risks

Italians gather to protest against mandatory vaccinations for people over 50 and stricter rules for the unvaccinated who, under the new regulations, will not be able to do a variety of activities including using public transport and sitting at restaurants, in Turin, Italy, January 8, 2022.

Social division, as seen here in protests against mandatory vaccinations in Italy, is seen as one of the greatest short-term global risks. Image: Reuters/Massimo Pinca

Saadia Zahidi
Managing Director, World Economic Forum
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