H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will conduct a virtual meeting with Bank of Mexico (Banxico) Governor Alejandro Díaz de León on 19 January 2021. The discussion will focus on deepening cooperation on key financial inclusion issues.
The meeting is a follow-up to the Special Advocate’s calls last month with Mr. Arturo Herrera Gutierrez, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Juan Pablo Graf Noriega, President at Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV). Those discussions centered on promoting digital financial services, financial health, and reaching underserved groups—efforts in line with Mexico’s National Policy for Financial Inclusion, originally published in March 2020.
In addition to the virtual meeting held in December 2020, the Special Advocate previously conducted country visits to Mexico in 2011 and 2017. With support from the Special Advocate and her partners in 2018, Mexico launched its fintech law, aimed to promote responsible competition and more innovation in digital finance.