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Fintech, Financial Inclusion, and the Changing Landscape of Banking

Special Advocate spoke to EU Banking Federation about the unfoldling prospects of fintech and the promise it holds for both financial inclusion and the banking industry at large.
Photos Mr. Oudea, Mr. Sabatini, Mr. Mijs, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be given the opportunity to speak about financial inclusion, a subject that is very dear to me, a… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/fintech-financial-inclusion-and-changing-landscape-banking/

From Start-ups to Scale-ups, Building the Strength of Small Business to Expand Opportunity

speech to SME Envoys
Photos From Start-ups to Scale-ups, Building the Strength of Small Business to Expand Opportunity Speech to SME Envoys Network Meeting Mrs Bieńkowska, your excellencies, ladies … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/sme-envoys/

Create Economies that Can Benefit All: Development, Equitable Growth, and the Role of Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke before an informal gathering of Ecofin.
Photos Create Economies that Can Benefit All: Development, Equitable Growth, and the Role of Financial Inclusion Speech to informal Ecofin meeting Your Excellencies, ladies and g… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/create-economies-can-benefit-all-development-equitable-growt/

Strengthening the Roots of Financial Resilience in Financial Education

The Special Advocate spoke about financial resilience and the importance of a strong foundation in financial education and consumer protection.
Photos Strengthening the Roots of Financial Resilience in Financial Education Speech to the Financial Resilience Throughout Life symposium People with access to financial services … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/strengthening-roots-financial-resilience-financial-educ/

In Bangladesh, Bringing Financial Inclusion to Rural Doorsteps

In rural Rajbari district in Bangladesh, people are gaining access to the services that urban residents take for granted, including agent banking and mobile money, as part of an innovative program that’s helping to expand financial inclusion to the last m…
A Visit to Rajbari’s Access to Information Center Bangladesh is the eighth largest country in the world—more people live here than in Russia--and its population density is com… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/bangladesh-bringing-financial-inclusion-rural-doorste/

In Pakistan, Moving Commitment to a New Level

The Special Advocate spoke at the Universal Financial Access launch event in Pakistan, Feb. 9, 2016.
Photos Speech to Universal Financial Access launch Pakistan has created one of the strongest foundations for financial inclusion in the world. And the country's businesses have be… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/pakistan-moving-commitment-new-level/

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima to Visit Pakistan to Discuss Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate will visit Pakistan 9-11 February 2016 to promote financial inclusion and support the implementation of the country''s financial inclusion strategy. She will meet with the country''s president, prime minister, bank governor, and multi…
H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will visit Pakistan 9–11 February 2016 to promote… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/un-special-advocate-queen-maxima-visit-pakistan-discuss-fina/

Financial Inclusion’s Coming of Age: Partnerships, Progress, and the Shape of Things to Come

The Special Advocate spoke about the direction of financial inclusion at the Fostering Financial Inclusion event at Davos, 22 Jan. 2016.
Photos Speech at Fostering Financial Inclusion event, World Economic Forum Five years from now, you can be sure that the face of financial inclusion will look very different. If w… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusions-coming-age-partnerships-progress-and-sh/

Special Advocate Visits Bangladesh to Promote Access to Financial Services

Bangladesh country visit from Queen Maxima as UNSGSA November 2015.
H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will visit Bangladesh from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 November in her role as the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/special-advocate-visits-bangladesh-promote-access-financial/

Infographic: Asia's Impact

UNSGSA inforgraphic on the impact Asia''s progress has a global financial inclusion
Infographic: Asia's Impact More than half the people in the world--54 percent or 4.3 billion--live in Asia. So, too, do more than 60 percent of the financially excluded. Given … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/infographic-asias-impact/

Financial Inclusion Bears Fruit in the Philippines

On a pineapple farm in a rural area outside Manila, the Philippines, Melissa and Manuel Garcia have transformed their operation into a family success story with a lot of hard work and the support of creative financial services.
About 90 minutes outside Manila in the Philippines, a financial inclusion success story has taken root on a lush three-hectare pineapple farm. With Melissa and Manuel Garcia at… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-inclusion-bears-fruit-philippines/

The New Face of Entrepreneurs

The Special Advocate met an entrepreneurial tomato farmer in China.
The New Face of Entrepreneurs Farmers? Women? Whatever happened to the MBAs? In rural areas around the world, the definition of entrepreneur is being rewritten. Zhou Guozhi is… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/new-face-entrepreneurs/

The Future of Inclusive Development: Building Financial Inclusion for Young Entrepreneurs

The Special Advocate spoke to a side event during the 70th UNGA about youth entrepreneurs.
Photos Informal Remarks at UN General Assembly, Side Event: Innovative Solutions: Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Addressing the challenges faced by all young … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/future-inclusive-development-building-financial-inclusion-yo/

Financial Inclusion as a Tool to Build Resilience and Address Climate Change

The Special Advocate discussed the impact of financial inclusion on efforts to fight climate change during the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN.
Photos Remarks at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, Interactive Dialogue, Protecting Our Planet and Combatting Climate Change President Hollande, President Humala, excellenc… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-tool-build-resilience-and-address-climat/

At UN, Special Advocate Joining Summit to Ring in New Global Development Agenda

UNSGSA Queen Maxima will attend the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN. The new Global Goals feature financial inclusion prominently as a means to implement the new agenda.
Role of financial inclusion widely recognized in Sustainable Development Goals World leaders gathered at the UN in New York starting today for a landmark summit to adopt the n… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/un-special-advocate-joining-summit-ring-new-global-developme/

Sustaining and Strengthening the Private Sector’s Role in Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke about the role of the private sector in expanding financial inclusion in a video address to a meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
Photos Video address to the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Forum: Private Sector Engagement The progress we have made is in large part thanks to the private sector. Cu… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/sustaining-and-strengthening-private-sectors-role-financial/

Special Advocate Visiting Philippines for Launch of National Financial Inclusion Strategy

The Special Advocate will visit the Philippines to explore the landscape of financial access and to attend the launch of the country''s national financial inclusion strategy, 30 June-1 July 2015.
In her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima will visit the Philippines from 29 June to 1 July. She will meet… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/special-advocate-visiting-philippines-launch-national-financ/

The Development Impact of Remittances: Building Hope and Opportunities for Migrant Families

The Special Advocate spoke about the immense value of remittances on migrant life and the importance of building safe and affordable financial services for poor families living abroad, at the first International Day for Family Remittances in Milan.
Photos The Development Impact of Remittances: Building Hope and Opportunities for Migrant Families Keynote speech at the first International Day of Family Remittances The key quest… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/proposed-title-development-impact-remittances-building-hope/

“At the Forefront of Sustainable Development: Investing in People"

At the 40th anniversary of Oikocredit, the Special Advocate spoke about the success of Oiko''s ethical business model and its impact on financial inclusion.
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... “At the Forefront of Sustainable Development: Investing in People" Speech at the 40th ann… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/forefront-sustainable-development-investing-people/

Harnessing Financial Education to Spur Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Address to OECD conference on financial education for small business people.
Photos Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted for the opportunity to address you today. I regret not being with you in person in particular because I really share your mission. T… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/harnessing-financial-education-spur-entrepreneurship-and-inn/