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

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Infographic: Asia's Impact

UNSGSA inforgraphic on the impact Asia''s progress has a global financial inclusion
Infographic: Asia's Impact More than half the people in the world--54 percent or 4.3 billion--live in Asia. So, too, do more than 60 percent of the financially excluded. Given … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/infographic-asias-impact/

Financial Inclusion Bears Fruit in the Philippines

On a pineapple farm in a rural area outside Manila, the Philippines, Melissa and Manuel Garcia have transformed their operation into a family success story with a lot of hard work and the support of creative financial services.
About 90 minutes outside Manila in the Philippines, a financial inclusion success story has taken root on a lush three-hectare pineapple farm. With Melissa and Manuel Garcia at… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-inclusion-bears-fruit-philippines/

The New Face of Entrepreneurs

The Special Advocate met an entrepreneurial tomato farmer in China.
The New Face of Entrepreneurs Farmers? Women? Whatever happened to the MBAs? In rural areas around the world, the definition of entrepreneur is being rewritten. Zhou Guozhi is… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/new-face-entrepreneurs/

The Future of Inclusive Development: Building Financial Inclusion for Young Entrepreneurs

The Special Advocate spoke to a side event during the 70th UNGA about youth entrepreneurs.
Photos Informal Remarks at UN General Assembly, Side Event: Innovative Solutions: Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Addressing the challenges faced by all young … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/future-inclusive-development-building-financial-inclusion-yo/

Financial Inclusion as a Tool to Build Resilience and Address Climate Change

The Special Advocate discussed the impact of financial inclusion on efforts to fight climate change during the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN.
Photos Remarks at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, Interactive Dialogue, Protecting Our Planet and Combatting Climate Change President Hollande, President Humala, excellenc… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-tool-build-resilience-and-address-climat/

At UN, Special Advocate Joining Summit to Ring in New Global Development Agenda

UNSGSA Queen Maxima will attend the Sustainable Development Summit at the UN. The new Global Goals feature financial inclusion prominently as a means to implement the new agenda.
Role of financial inclusion widely recognized in Sustainable Development Goals World leaders gathered at the UN in New York starting today for a landmark summit to adopt the n… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/un-special-advocate-joining-summit-ring-new-global-developme/

Sustaining and Strengthening the Private Sector’s Role in Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke about the role of the private sector in expanding financial inclusion in a video address to a meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
Photos Video address to the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Forum: Private Sector Engagement The progress we have made is in large part thanks to the private sector. Cu… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/sustaining-and-strengthening-private-sectors-role-financial/

Special Advocate Visiting Philippines for Launch of National Financial Inclusion Strategy

The Special Advocate will visit the Philippines to explore the landscape of financial access and to attend the launch of the country''s national financial inclusion strategy, 30 June-1 July 2015.
In her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima will visit the Philippines from 29 June to 1 July. She will meet… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/special-advocate-visiting-philippines-launch-national-financ/

The Development Impact of Remittances: Building Hope and Opportunities for Migrant Families

The Special Advocate spoke about the immense value of remittances on migrant life and the importance of building safe and affordable financial services for poor families living abroad, at the first International Day for Family Remittances in Milan.
Photos The Development Impact of Remittances: Building Hope and Opportunities for Migrant Families Keynote speech at the first International Day of Family Remittances The key quest… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/proposed-title-development-impact-remittances-building-hope/

“At the Forefront of Sustainable Development: Investing in People"

At the 40th anniversary of Oikocredit, the Special Advocate spoke about the success of Oiko''s ethical business model and its impact on financial inclusion.
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... “At the Forefront of Sustainable Development: Investing in People" Speech at the 40th ann… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/forefront-sustainable-development-investing-people/

Harnessing Financial Education to Spur Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Address to OECD conference on financial education for small business people.
Photos Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted for the opportunity to address you today. I regret not being with you in person in particular because I really share your mission. T… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/harnessing-financial-education-spur-entrepreneurship-and-inn/

CNBC Africa Speaks with Special Advocate on Financial Inclusion in Africa

This interview, conducted during the World Bank spring meetings, originally aired on CNBC-TV, April 21, 2015.
CNBC Africa Speaks with Special Advocate on Financial Inclusion in Africa The Special Advocate spoke about financial inclusion in Africa with CNBC Africa during the World Bank's … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/cnbc-interviews-special-advocate-financial-inclusion-africa/

Special Advocate Visiting Myanmar to Advance Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate is visiting Myanmar to discuss financial inclusion, March 30-April 1, 2015.
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, has arrived in Myanmar at the invitation of the government… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/specia/

The Transformative Promise of Mobile Technology for Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke about the promise of mobile money for financial inclusion at a major conference of mobile businesses.
Photos The Transformative Promise of Mobile Technology for Financial Inclusion Keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress Financial inclusion is a means to bring people out of pov… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/gsma-speech/

UNSGSA Advances Financial Inclusion at Davos

The Special Advocate attended the World Economic Forum Jan. 22-23, conducting multiple meetings where she advanced financial inclusion with world leaders.
In multiple meetings with economic and political leaders at the 2015 World Economic Forum, Queen Máxima in her role as UNSGSA discussed the current status of financial inclusion… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/unsgsa-advances-financial-inclusion-davos/

Progress Driven by a Common Vision

Video address by the Special Advocate on the occasion of the launch of Paraguay’s national financial inclusion strategy, Dec. 2, 2014.
Photos Progress Driven by a Common Vision Remarks on the launch of Paraguay’s national financial inclusion strategy Paraguay’s example offers an inspiring lesson for the world on h… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/progress-driven-common-v/

From “Flying Money” to Digital Finance: Innovation and Development through Financial Inclusion in China

Photos The development of a balanced society with equitable growth is impossible without financially included and economically empowered people. Ladies and gentlemen, It is v… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/flying-money-digital-finance-innovation-and-development-thro/

The Role of Insurance in Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke about the role of insurance in extending financial inclusion in a video interview for the IAIS annual meeting, October 2014.
In a video interview for the International Association of Insurance Supervisors conference, held in Amsterdam 23 October, 2014, the Special Advocate discusses the vital role that … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/iais-interview-special-advocate/

In the Struggle to End Hunger, Empowering Family Farmers Through Financial Inclusion

With more than 800 million people undernourished and population growing rapidly, food production must double by 2050 to satisfy demand, said the UNSGSA. Family farmers have made significant contributions to reducing hunger, but to expand production they w…
Photos In the Struggle to End Hunger, Empowering Family Farmers Through Financial Inclusion Keynote address at the opening of World Food Day, Rome Mr. Graziano da Silva, Presid… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/struggle-end-hunger-empowering-family-farmers-through-financ/

A Shared Understanding: Finding the Right Balance between Financial Inclusion and Global Financial Standards in a Time of Change

Mr. Caruana, Governor Ingves, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today and for the opportunity to address you at this important meeting. A special thank you to Mr. Caruana, Governor Ingves and the BIS [Bank for International Settlements] f…
Photos A Shared Understanding: Finding the Right Balance between Financial Inclusion and Global Financial Standards in a Time of Change Informal remarks to the 3rd SSB Meeting on F… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/informal-remarks-standard-setting-bodies/