UNSGSA -UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

Country visit to Mexico on

Collaborating with National Leaders to Advance Financial Inclusion in Mexico and on the G20 Agenda

The UNSGSA and the President of Mexico discussed opportunities for Mexico to accelerate and deepen its good progress on financial inclusion through government leadership, policy, continued innovation and investments. She emphasized the opportunity for Mexico to promote financial inclusion globally during its presidency of the G20 in 2012. The UNSGSA spoke with officials from the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP) and the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) about innovative new regulations. In her conversations with banks, pension funds and mobile phone companies, she explored the potential for low-cost, high-volume business models and products to reach the poor populations and increase the uptake of financial services. The UNSGSA also met with the outgoing President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to discuss continued action on financial inclusion and integrity.