UNSGSA Queen Máxima Keynote Address on Digital Public Goods, Financial Health to Open Sibos 2022 in Amsterdam

UNSGSA Queen Máxima at the UN General Assembly in 2021
UNSGSA Queen Máxima is pictured recording an interview with Silvia Pavoni, economics editor at The Banker and Sustainable Views, in September 2021 at the United Nations in New York. The interview would later debut at the Sibos 2021 Conference. Photo credit: Richard Koek

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will deliver the keynote address to open the Sibos 2022 conference organized by SWIFT in Amsterdam on 10 October 2022. Queen Máxima will participate in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

Sibos 2022 will return to an in-person event for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be held at RAI Amsterdam under the theme, “Progressive finance for a changing world”. It is anticipated the conference will have over 6,500 attendees.

Over the last decade, one quarter of the world’s adult population gained access to financial services, and 76% of adults worldwide are now financially included—significantly driven by digitization—according to the 2021 World Bank Global Findex.

In her speech, the UNSGSA is expected to emphasize the need to ensure that financial inclusion improves people’s financial health and resilience, including the key role of the private sector on this front, as well as discuss the importance of digital financial inclusion and key digital public goods such as connectivity and digital IDs.

Click here to learn more about the event and how to watch the UNSGSA’s speech.

Previously, the UNSGSA participated in a pre-recorded interview with Silvia Pavoni, economics editor at The Banker and Sustainable Views, which debuted at Sibos 2021’s session, “In Conversation: Financial Health and Resilient Growth”. It is currently available at The Banker’s website, click here to watch