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UNSGSA Queen Máxima encouraged SBFN members to advance on an inclusive green finance agenda with a focus on the individual and household level during a virtual keynote address.

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Pre-Recorded Remarks at GSMA's State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money Launch

Over the last decade, we have seen the transformative power of mobile money as a pathway to financial inclusion. Today, mobile money provides a means to transact for more than half of a billion active users in almost 100 countries around the world. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Pre-Recorded Keynote Address for the Women, Business, and the Law 2022 Launch

Queen Máxima emphasized the importance of reforms that promote gender equality in economic life to support sustainable development Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks on the Value of Inclusivity in Banking at ABN AMRO Event

The speech and event raised awareness about the barriers experienced by different female banking client groups in the Netherlands, as well as to discuss how to best address these barriers moving forward. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Remarks at the IFAD 45th Governing Council Session

The Special Advocate stresses the important role of financial inclusion, including through responsible tech-enabled innovations, to build resilience for rural communities in this virtual speech for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 45th Governing Council Session on 16… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Speech at European Supervisory Authorities Financial Education Conference

UNSGSA Queen Máxima called for financial health to be the main goal for financial education and literacy initiatives. With growing inflation and the unpredictability of the pandemic, good financial health is critical to help people manage day-to-day finances, build resilience, and work toward long-… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Pre-Recorded Remarks: Philippines National Financial Inclusion Strategy Launch

The Special Advocate commended this new strategy’s special emphasis on resilience and financial health in pre-recorded remarks for the Philippines National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) 2022-2028 Refresh Launch. Read more

ASB-BIS Digital Disruption and Inclusion Conference Pre-Recorded Speech by UNSGSA Queen Máxima

The Special Advocate discusses digital disruption and inclusion — and how it affects people’s financial resilience and financial health. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Pre-Recorded Video Message for the Indonesia Fintech Summit 2021

UNSGSA Queen Máxima highlights the importance of digital innovations for an inclusive and resilient financial system in a pre-recorded video message for the Indonesia Fintech Summit 2021. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima's Pre-Recorded Video Message for the Innagural Pakistan Fintech Summit

UNSGSA Queen Máxima provided a pre-recorded video message for the inaugural Pakistan Fintech Summit and to congratulate the wide range of fintech players who have come together to form of the Pakistan Fintech Network. Read more

The Importance of Gender Intentional Business Models in Agriculture

At the IDH-CGAP Gender Transformative Business Models hybrid event, the UNSGSA urges companies to accelerate investments in gender transformation. These investments will boost companies' competitive edge and improve the lives of millions of rural women. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks at the G20 Side Event to Support MSMEs and Women-Led Businesses

The UNSGSA delivers remarks on how to best support MSME and women-led businesses recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic at this G20 side event she co-hosted Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Remarks at the EU Sustainable Summit

The groups most vulnerable to climate risks are also most likely to be underserved or excluded from the formal financial system. Read more