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

Speeches

As UNSGSA, Queen Máxima shares experiences across countries and connects people and institutions through speeches and published articles in addition to her meetings with national and global leaders. Through her speeches and published work, Queen Máxima has been an active and passionate voice for financial inclusion.

Responsible finance and financial literacy

2012

The Importance of Access to Financial Services
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Queen Máxima stressed that, while the dynamic growth of the financial sector in Brazil has brought new and innovative kinds of financial services, such as personal credit and correspondent banking, it is critical that such services are delivered in an effective and responsible manner.  Financial services must be affordable to avoid over-indeptedness and must add real and transparent value to customers.   Full text