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In Senegal, 42% have access to formal financial services, either through a traditional bank or agent banking, according to the 2017 World Bank Global Findex. The virtual visit will take place 19-21 January.

Study Highlights How Policymakers Use Gender-Disaggregated Data to Design Effective Women’s Financial Inclusion Policies

There is a 7% gender gap globally in account ownership between men and women, 9% account in developing economies, according to the 2017 Global Findex (World Bank Group). Collecting gender-disaggregated data on access and usage of financial services provides vital information to reduce this divide,… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima, CEOs Explore How to Enhance Economic Resilience of Low-Income Customers, Small Businesses during COVID-19

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), recently met virtually with the leaders of the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion (CEOP) to discuss members' various response efforts to COVID-19. The… Read more

Financial Inclusion in the Context of COVID-19

The world is facing a global health and economic crisis. The new coronavirus is taking a severe toll on our societies, claiming people’s lives and livelihoods, with long-term implications on global and national economies. In the words of Secretary-General António Guterres, “we are facing a global… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to Take Part in Meeting in Indonesia on Access to Financial Services

On March 9 in Jakarta, Her Majesty Queen Máxima will speak with representatives of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, and with national and regional CEOs of several multinationals, about progress in Indonesia in providing broad access to financial services. She is taking part in these… Read more

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima Promotes Financial Inclusion at World Economic Forum

The UNSGSA attended the 50th edition of the WEF from 20-23 January where she also held bilateral meetings with various heads of state, ministers, central bank officials, fintech organizations, and other private sector leaders to discuss promoting financial inclusion. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos from 20-23 January in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). It is the WEF’s 50th anniversary. The UNSGSA’s program in… Read more

UNSGSA and French Finance Minister Discuss Women’s Economic Empowerment

On Friday 6 December, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), met with French finance minister Bruno Le Maire in Paris. They spoke about strengthening the economic… Read more

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima Concludes Pakistan Visit to Promote Financial Inclusion

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has concluded a three-day visit to Pakistan in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). At the invitation of the government, the Special Advocate arrived to support efforts to enhance… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to visit Pakistan to Promote Access to Financial Services

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will visit Pakistan from 25-27 November in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). She plans to discuss progress made on providing access to financial services with the aim of improving… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to Deliver Keynote Speech at Singapore Fintech Festival’s Inclusive Finance and Diversity Day

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the Singapore Fintech Festival on 13 November 2019. The annual event, which is the largest fintech festival in… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima to Address the Global SME Finance Forum 2019

On Monday 7 October Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, will deliver the opening address at the 5th Global SME Finance Forum at the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel. The… Read more

UNGA Event Convenes UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima, Leaders to Celebrate 10 Years of Financial Inclusion Progress

A group of public and private sector leaders gathered for a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) special event to recognize the progress made in financial inclusion over the last decade, as well as acknowledge the opportunities and challenges ahead, on Wednesday in New York. The event, Financial… Read more