UNSGSA Queen Máxima discusses incorporating financial health into the G20 GPFI's priorities, emphasizing the critical relationship between financial inclusion and financial health, in this pre-recorded video address.

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Keynote at the IMF - World Bank Annual Meetings Building Resilience: Accelerating Financial Inclusion through Digitalization

Emphasizing how financial inclusion can support financial health – notably to help people to better manage their day-to-day finances, to access to credit, and to plan and meet future goals – will be necessary to achieve true change in the lives of the poor. Moving beyond payments and supporting a… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks at the IMF - World Bank Annual Meetings Seminar on CBDCs and Financial Inclusion

If designed and implemented with inclusion in mind, CDBC’s could offer many options to expand access to the unbanked, and to serve the vulnerable and the poor. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Keynote at 2022 Sibos Progressive Finance for a Changing World

We should not seek innovation for innovation’s sake. With each new technology – such as central bank digital currencies – we must always ask what problems we are trying to solve, and what future are we envisioning, to stand the best chance at achieving long-term success. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Video Message for the G20 GPFI 2022 Symposium

I warmly welcome the work of the GPFI this year in developing the implementation guide for the G20 High-Level for Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion. Renewing our commitment to support women, youth, and MSMEs is essential for inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth. We can help them… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks at the UNDP's Future of Digital Cooperation UNGA Side Event

By bringing the public and private sectors together around digital public goods, we can make real progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.  Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Pre-Recorded Remarks for India Global Fintech Fest 2022

This sharp rise has been fueled by a technological revolution stretching across the world. New data from the Global Findex report shows the long reach of financial technology. From India to East Africa, even the smallest rural merchants are being paid and making payments with the mobile phones they… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks for the Egypt International Cooperation Forum

Climate change will be the most disruptive force to impact low-income households, women, and small businesses for decades to come. Add to this the knock-on effects of global conflict and soaring inflation, and it is clear that the world needs new solutions to help the most vulnerable build… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks for the Launch of the Global Findex Database

Today’s report provides a fresh opportunity to take stock of what has been achieved and the work still ahead. For many years, the UNSGSA has championed financial technology as a pathway to greater prosperity and financial health. We now have more evidence that it is working. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks at the AFM Conference: The Future of Financial Services Conduct Supervision

In the Netherlands, we have an efficient and quite competitive market; and the rules and regulations are clear. The key question is: how can we make sure that all this truly works for the benefit of customers; even with the changes that are forthcoming? Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks: Financial Inclusion - Addressing the Largest Gaps

At the World Economic Forum, the UNSGSA highlighted that good financial health means being more resilient to financial setbacks and better equipped to seize opportunities. A financially healthy population can recover faster on their own and relieve pressure on government safety nets. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks: Unlocking Capital at Scale for Digital Inclusion

Public and private sector financing is our best chance to mobilize the vast resources needed to provide affordable, accessible, and safe digital connections for everyone — especially the nearly 3 billion people still offline, said the UNSGSA at the 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Keynote at Sustainable Banking and Finance Network 7th Global Meeting

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. Read more