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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 meetings in her role as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

The talks are taking place on the eve of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima’s state visit to Indonesia (see Government Information Service news releases nos. 293 (2019) and 24 (2020)).

The Special Advocate will speak with Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, Financial Services Authority Chairman Wimboh Santoso and a representative of the Central Bank of Indonesia. Queen Máxima and Dr. Airlangga also spoke in January at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

In addition, the UNSGSA will meet with national and regional CEOs belonging to the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion (CEOP). This informal, private sector partnership of 10 multinational companies – Ant Financial, AXA, Bharti Airtel, Mastercard, PayPal, PepsiCo, Rabobank, Santander Bank, Telenor and Unilever – works on joint projects that enhance their customers’ access to financial services and increase their market potential. The first CEOP meeting was held during the WEF in January 2018 at Queen Máxima’s invitation.