UNSGSA -UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

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From Commitment to Strategy: Building Financial Inclusion in Viet Nam

Roundtable: Preparation of a National Financial Inclusion Strategy 1 June 2017, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Photos From Commitment to Strategy: Building Financial Inclusion in Viet Nam Roundtable: Preparation of a National Financial Inclusion Strategy Viet Nam is well poised to reach f… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-viet-nam/

Where Do We Stand with Financial Literacy?

The Special Advocate spoke about financial literacy at the launch of the OECD's PISA results, May 2017.
Photos Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. Gonzalez, your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, it is a great pleasure to join you here, just like three years ago, when the OECD launched t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/where-do-we-stand-financial-literacy/

Fintech Through the Prism of Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate convened a group of fintech leaders with national regulators to discuss the future of fintech as it regards financial inclusion.
Photos Opening remarks at Fintech and Financial Inclusion Roundtable I’m very pleased to offer my warm welcome to Amsterdam and the Netherlands! It is a very special occasion f… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/fintech-through-prism-financial-inclusion/

Balancing Innovation and Risks in the Digital Era

The UNSGSA spoke at the opening of a G-20 conference on digitizing finance and financial inclusion, Jan. 25, 2017.
Photos How can we harness digital finance to drive financial inclusion? First, we must take a customer-centric approach. Related content With Germany Heading G020, Special Advo… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/balancing-innovation-and-risks-digital-era/

Customer-centricity: At the Heart of Financial Inclusion and the Core of the Digital Economy

Speaking at the World Economic Forum event on financial inclusion in the digital economy, the Special Advocate stressed the central importance of focusing on customers.
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... World Economic Forum Ladies and gentlemen, I’m very pleased to join today’s discussio… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/customer-centricity-heart-financial-inclusion-and-core-digit/

With Germany Heading G20, Special Advocate Encourages Close Attention to Financial Inclusion

Special Advocate met with German leaders 14 Dec. 2016 to discuss how best to expand financial inclusion during the country''s G20 presidency.
With Germany Heading G20, Special Advocate Encourages Close Attention to Financial Inclusion With Germany taking the helm of the new G20 presidency and focusing on financial inclu… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/germany-heading-g20-special-advocate-encourages-close-attent/

Discurso sobre Inclusión Financiera en la Universidad Católica de Argentina

Photos Discurso sobre Inclusión Financiera en la Universidad Católica de Argentina Excelencia, Excellentie, familia, amigos,queridos alumnos, señoras y señores: Realmente es un … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/argentina-speech-october-2016/

Digital Financial Inclusion, Financial Exclusion, and De-risking: A Conversation with the SSBs

The Special Advocate opened a meeting with the SSBs in Basel to discuss fintech and de-risking.
Photos Digital Financial Inclusion, Financial Exclusion, and De-risking: A Conversation with the SSBs Informal remarks at the Standard-setting Bodies' meeting on financial inclusio… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/digital-financial-inclusion-financial-exclusion-and-de-riski/

Jumpstarting Financial Inclusion in Indonesia: The power of technology, strategy, regulation, and customer-centricity

In Indonesia, the Special Advocate spoke at a fintech conference about the promise of financial inclusion in Indonesia, with a particular focus on the power of technology.
Photos Jumpstarting Financial Inclusion in Indonesia: The power of technology, strategy, regulation, and customer-centricity Speech at the OJK fintech conference Our goal is human … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/jumpstarting-financial-inclusion-indonesia-power-technology/

Discurso alusivo al lanzamiento de la Política Nacional de Inclusión Financiera de México

The Special Advocate delivered a keynote address during Mexico''s launch of its new financial inclusion policy, 21 June 2016.
Photos Discurso alusivo al lanzamiento de la Política Nacional de Inclusión Financiera de México Señor presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. Gobernador Carstens. Secretario Videgaray. … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/unsgsa-discurso-alusivo-al-lanzamiento-de-la-politica-nacion/

Stitching a Thread into Bangladesh's Economy

Jarna Islam has made a growing success from a small fabric operation she runs in Bangladesh.
In the village of Dattopara, north of Dhaka, a businesswoman named Jharna Islam stands in her workshop before racks of clothing—deep red saris threaded in gold, pink and blue shal… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/stitching-thread-bangladeshs-economy/

Fintech, Financial Inclusion, and the Changing Landscape of Banking

Special Advocate spoke to EU Banking Federation about the unfoldling prospects of fintech and the promise it holds for both financial inclusion and the banking industry at large.
Photos Mr. Oudea, Mr. Sabatini, Mr. Mijs, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be given the opportunity to speak about financial inclusion, a subject that is very dear to me, a… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/fintech-financial-inclusion-and-changing-landscape-banking/

From Start-ups to Scale-ups, Building the Strength of Small Business to Expand Opportunity

speech to SME Envoys
Photos From Start-ups to Scale-ups, Building the Strength of Small Business to Expand Opportunity Speech to SME Envoys Network Meeting Mrs Bieńkowska, your excellencies, ladies … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/sme-envoys/

Create Economies that Can Benefit All: Development, Equitable Growth, and the Role of Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke before an informal gathering of Ecofin.
Photos Create Economies that Can Benefit All: Development, Equitable Growth, and the Role of Financial Inclusion Speech to informal Ecofin meeting Your Excellencies, ladies and g… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/create-economies-can-benefit-all-development-equitable-growt/

Strengthening the Roots of Financial Resilience in Financial Education

The Special Advocate spoke about financial resilience and the importance of a strong foundation in financial education and consumer protection.
Photos Strengthening the Roots of Financial Resilience in Financial Education Speech to the Financial Resilience Throughout Life symposium People with access to financial services … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/strengthening-roots-financial-resilience-financial-educ/

In Bangladesh, Bringing Financial Inclusion to Rural Doorsteps

In rural Rajbari district in Bangladesh, people are gaining access to the services that urban residents take for granted, including agent banking and mobile money, as part of an innovative program that’s helping to expand financial inclusion to the last m…
A Visit to Rajbari’s Access to Information Center Bangladesh is the eighth largest country in the world—more people live here than in Russia--and its population density is com… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/bangladesh-bringing-financial-inclusion-rural-doorste/

In Pakistan, Moving Commitment to a New Level

The Special Advocate spoke at the Universal Financial Access launch event in Pakistan, Feb. 9, 2016.
Photos Speech to Universal Financial Access launch Pakistan has created one of the strongest foundations for financial inclusion in the world. And the country's businesses have be… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/pakistan-moving-commitment-new-level/

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima to Visit Pakistan to Discuss Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate will visit Pakistan 9-11 February 2016 to promote financial inclusion and support the implementation of the country''s financial inclusion strategy. She will meet with the country''s president, prime minister, bank governor, and multi…
H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will visit Pakistan 9–11 February 2016 to promote… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/un-special-advocate-queen-maxima-visit-pakistan-discuss-fina/

Financial Inclusion’s Coming of Age: Partnerships, Progress, and the Shape of Things to Come

The Special Advocate spoke about the direction of financial inclusion at the Fostering Financial Inclusion event at Davos, 22 Jan. 2016.
Photos Speech at Fostering Financial Inclusion event, World Economic Forum Five years from now, you can be sure that the face of financial inclusion will look very different. If w… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusions-coming-age-partnerships-progress-and-sh/

Special Advocate Visits Bangladesh to Promote Access to Financial Services

Bangladesh country visit from Queen Maxima as UNSGSA November 2015.
H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will visit Bangladesh from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 November in her role as the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/special-advocate-visits-bangladesh-promote-access-financial/