H.M. Queen Máxima will provide virtual remarks to launch the international Global Money Week 2021 on 22 March 2021, beginning at 7:00am (EST) / 12:00pm (CET). She will participate in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). Queen Máxima is also Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
The Global Money Week aims to inspire youth to learn more about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship.
Along with the Special Advocate, the opening session will also feature Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The UNSGSA’s speech will be followed by a panel discussion on learning how to handle money for children and young people in the current, difficult circumstances caused by the COVID-19.
The UNSGSA regularly advocates for financial education and financial health. Her speech is anticipated to highlight:
- Financial literacy is an important component of a broad strategy to promote financial health.
- Financial education of our children represents the most effective path to influence good financial behavior in future adults.
- Financial inclusion coupled with financial literacy can help ensure that access to and usage of financial services result in positive outcomes.
- Financial education methods and delivery should be informed by data and evidence to ensure it is effective.
- Digital technology can help widely and quickly disseminate tailored content to young audiences through their preferred channels.
- Collaboration between different stakeholders on financial education is key to success.
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