H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will be featured in a pre-recorded video in the 2021 Global Inclusive Growth Summit on 14 October. The UNSGSA will discuss the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the importance of building an inclusive financial system.
The Special Advocate is expected to highlight that an inclusive financial system offers equal access to safe, affordable and quality financial services to help people build better lives for themselves and their families. This includes the need to focus on outcomes from inclusive finance, such as fostering equitable growth and furthering vital development goals like poverty reduction, gender equality, and mitigating climate risks.
The UNSGSA will also stress the important role that a range of stakeholders have in this process, notably the private and public sectors, including a broad range of policymakers.
Further, Queen Máxima will underscore the importance of financial health, particularly in the context of financial inclusion. This includes insights from a pair of recently released publications by the UNSGSA Financial Health Working Group (FHWG) aimed at helping policymakers understand and measure financial health.
Ida Rademacher, Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director at the Financial Security Program, is scheduled to moderate the session. The event is presented by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute.
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