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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.

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

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Remarks at G20 GPFI Event on Vulnerabilities in a Post-Pandemic World

The Special Advocate stressed the importance of building a more inclusive and responsible digital economy with expanded opportunities for consumers and micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Read more

Digital Financial Inclusion for Women in Africa: A Path to Recovery, Resilience, and Innovation

UNSGSA Queen Máxima provides opening remarks at the UNGA G7 Partnership High-Level Event Digital Financial Inclusion for Women in Africa: A Path to Recovery, Resilience, and Innovation. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Video Remarks at UNDP Insurance and Risk Finance Facility Launch

By investing to understand where customers need the most help, insurance providers have a major opportunity to deliver solutions that support customer financial health. Read more

Amsterdam Fintech Week 2021 Virtual Keynote Address from UNSGSA Queen Máxima

The Special Advocate encourages private sector innovators to use fintech as a tool for greater financial inclusion and improving financial health in the Netherlands and advanced economies. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Keynote Address at the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative Symposium

The COVID-19 crisis has created an appetite in many countries to invest in key digital public goods. These can provide the infrastructure rails and regulatory enabling environment to reach users and to build financial services which can improve their financial lives. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Video Remarks on Digital Public Goods and the Digital Divide

UNSGSA Queen Máxima highlights the timely opportunity to invest in key digital public goods to empower the poor, close the digital divide and support equality. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Video Remarks for the Mercy Corps AgriFin Annual Learning Event

Addressing the estimated $42 billion-dollar financing gap for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa will require game-changing solutions. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Remarks at European Commission-OECD-INFE Financial Competence Framework Launch

Our common challenge is to develop a financial and education system that promotes sensible financial behavior and – therefore – contributes to financial resilience. Because we know that financially resilient households are less affected by economic shocks. We’ve seen that in the 2008 crisis and we… Read more