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.

Bridging household and SME finance

2010

G20 SME Finance DFI Working Group Meeting
Frankfurt, Germany The UNSGSA called for a common language between microfinance and SME finance to reduce barriers and to streamline financial access for entrepreneurs. She urged greater attention to value chain financing, and asserted that data collection – particularly at the SME level – must be improved to help governments to better orient policies and institutions toward financial inclusion.   Full text