The Office of the UNSGSA today unveiled an anniversary logo celebrating 15 years of Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her capacity as the Special Advocate. Queen Máxima was appointed by former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2009.

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to Elevate Financial Health at Meetings with Global Standard-Setting Bodies in Basel

UNSGSA Queen Máxima is pictured with Governor of the Bank of France François Villeroy de Galhau, left, and Bank of International Settlements (BIS) General Manager Agustín Carstens, on 11 March 2024, in Basel, Switzerland. Photo: BIS Her Majesty Queen Máxima… Read more

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima Concludes Colombia Visit Driving Financial Health and Financial Inclusion

UNSGSA Queen Máxima meets a smallholder farmer during a client visit in the Aburrá Valley of Antioquia, near Medellín, during her visit to Colombia on 26 February 2024. Photo: Patrick van Katwijk H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her role as the United… Read more

Financial Health and Innovation to be Focus of UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima Visit to Colombia

The UNSGSA’s Colombia visit aims to support efforts to increase financial inclusion and strengthen financial health nationwide, emphasizing traditionally underserved groups like the poor, women, smallholder farmers, small businesses, and the rural. Read more

Financial Health in Focus: UNSGSA Queen Máxima and Experts Discuss Key Strategies for South Africa

In a virtual roundtable today, H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), and Ciko Thomas, Nedbank Group Managing Executive for Retail and Business Banking, led… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to Attend World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024 in Davos

UNSGSA Queen Máxima is pictured at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in 2023. Photo: WEF H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will attend the… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to Engage in Strategic Meetings for Financial Inclusion in New York, Washington DC

UNSGSA Queen Máxima is scheduled for high-level meetings in New York and Washington DC on January 11-12, 2023. Read more

Seeds of Change: Private-Private Partnerships Nurturing Financial Resilience in Kenya's Farmlands

In Kenya's agricultural sector, a significant transformation is underway, led by digital innovation and strategic partnerships. This blog delves into the Agricultural Exchange initiative, spotlighting its role in enhancing financial inclusion for smallholder farmers and the critical involvement of… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Attends Paris Roundtable on Financial Health

The roundtable convened prominent leaders from European financial services providers (FSPs) to discuss the state of consumer financial health in key markets and explore innovative business solutions. The meeting also considered ways for FSPs to assess the financial health of their clients. Read more

Kenya: UNSGSA Queen Máxima Concludes Visit that Highlighted Opportunities to Boost Financial Health, Resilience and DPI

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands capped a three-day trip to Kenya on Wednesday with an aim to advance safe, equitable, and affordable access to quality digital financial services — including savings accounts, credit, payments, and insurance — for every Kenyan. She was visiting in her role as… Read more

In Kenya, UNSGSA Queen Máxima Meets with President Ruto after Visiting Farmers Using Digital Financial Services

UNSGSA Queen Máxima visited with smallholder farmers near Lake Victoria in Kenya, before an afternoon meeting with President Ruto, to open a three-day visit to Kenya to promote financial inclusion. Read more

UNSGSA Visit to Focus on Potential of Digital Financial Services to Increase Access, Improve Financial Well-Being and Resilience for Kenyans

UNSGSA Queen Máxima will meet with key public and private sector leaders to help identify how she can continue to support and collaborate on various financial inclusion issues that impact Kenyan communities. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to Conduct Fireside Chat at FMO’s Future of Finance Conference

A fireside chat with the UNSGSA will focus on three of her key policy priorities, including inclusive digital finance, financial health, and inclusive green finance. Read more