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

2010

International ChildFinance Expert’s Meeting
Zandvoort, the Netherlands The UNSGSA reminded participants that financial capability is a critical issue, particularly for children and youth.  Financial literacy is fundamental, and can be complemented by sound habits, such as savings, budgeting, and being cost-conscious.  The UNSGSA noted the Dutch initiative of CentiQ, Wiser in Money Matters that seek creative responses to youth needs, including financial education.  She called for a movement by and for children and youth, beginning with a Child and Youth Financial Week in every country, mirroring the initiative in the Netherlands.   Full text