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Financial Inclusion: The Global Landscape of Progress

Information graphic from the UNSGSA 2014 annual report
Information graphic: Financial Inclusion: The Global Landscape of Progress (Design: Armando Molina Bou) https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-inclusion-global-landscape-progress/

Creating Opportunity with Peru's UNICAs

In Peru, Queen Maxima met with women from a self-organized community group that facilitates financial empowerment.
Creating Opportunity with Peru's UNICAs “Cuando uno lo tiene a la mano, lo gasta”—When you have it in your hand, you spend it. In a single sentence, a young Peruvian teacher na… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/creating-opportunity-perus-unicas/

Speech to the Council of Europe's MONEYVAL anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing body

Financial inclusion, the promotion of financial integrity, and the prevention of criminal cash flows can be mutually reinforcing if the right balance can be struck between security measures and access to formal financial services. Speaking to the Council …
Speech to the Council of Europe's MONEYVAL anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing body Mr. Chairman, Mr. Secretary-General, ladies and gentlemen,   I am delig… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/speech-moneyval-meeting/

Innovation Opens a Door for an Enterprising Fishmonger

An enterprising fishmonger in Peru gets the credit he deserves
Innovation Opens a Door for an Enterprising Fishmonger How can an entrepreneurial fishmonger with no credit history hope to obtain the money he needs to expand his small business?… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/innovation-opens-door/

Inclusive Finacial Systems as part of the "New Normal"

Inclusive Finacial Systems as part of the "New Normal" Opening Speech, WB/IMF Dutch Constituency Group Meeting We need to keep addressing issues of growth, but also to look at buil… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/inclusive-financial-systems-part-new-normal/

Acceptance Speech at the German Media Award

So financial inclusion creates jobs, speeds up economic growth and empowers people, especially women, to improve their quality of life. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Mrs Schadt, Mr Kögel,… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/acceptance-speech-german-media-award/

Extending Financial Inclusion in Colombia

In her keynote address at the  presentation of Colombia’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion, Queen Máxima congratulated the Government on the progress it has made over the… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/country-visit-colombia/

Discurso en ocasión de la presentación de la estrategia nacional de Colombia para la inclusión financiera

Su Excelencia, Ministro Cárdenas, Señoras y Señores.  Con motivo de la presentación de la Estrategia Nacional de Colombia para la Inclusión Financiera, me gustaría felicitarlos po… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/discurso-en-ocasion-de-la-presentacion-de-la-estrategia-naci/

Reaching the Poorest

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Today, 1.2 billion people face multiple and complex challenges every day just to feed themselves, let alone have healthy lives and be able t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/reaching-poorest/

A Better Life for Every Tanzanian: Accelerating Development and Growth through Financial Inclusion

A Better Life for Every Tanzanian: Accelerating Development and Growth through Financial Inclusion Keynote Speech at the Launch of Tanzania’s National Financial Inclusion Framework… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/390/

Remarks at High Level Event: A Fresh Look at Financial Inclusion to Advance Food Security and Rural Development

Another concrete opportunity is to embed financial inclusion in the larger outcomes of the post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will shape international and domestic prioriti… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/remarks-high-level-event-fresh-look-financial-inclusion-adva/

The Role of Inclusive Finance in Development

High Level Round Table Session: Role of the Private Sector in the Post-2015 Development Framework Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Mr. Polman, I would like to congratulat… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/role-inclusive-finance-development/


Queen Máxima as the UNSGSA Queen Máxima is an active global voice on the importance of inclusive finance for achieving development and economic goals. Designated in 2009 by the UN… https://www.unsgsa.org/about/

Making Financial Inclusion a Reality in Nigeria

Photos Speech at the Launch of Nigeria’s Financial Inclusion Strategy We know that a financial sector will only contribute fully to Nigeria’s equitable economic growth when it eng… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/making-financial-inclusion-reality-nigeria/

Serving client needs with digital solutions in financial inclusion

SparkOptimus Event “The Digital Age, A Golden Age for Citizens Worldwide?" The opportunity of digital is what more can be achieved through product design, marketing and delivery,… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/serving-client-needs-digital-solutions-financial-inclusion/

Launch of the G20 Financial Inclusion Peer Learning Program

Photos We see more and more policies, technologies and partnerships that are putting financial products at the service of poor communities and enterprises. The difference this has … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/launch-g20-financial-inclusion-peer-learning-program/

Launch of the Action Plan to Strengthen the Institutional Environment

Having a safe, reliable and affordable payment system, having the possibility to save for uncertain days or being able to finance your business ideas, all have tremendous social an… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/launch-action-plan-strengthen-institutional-environment/

Financial Inclusion Seminar

I believe it is also important to call out that a well-developed, inclusive financial sector is like a well-developed road system. It is basic infrastructure in a country that ever… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-seminar/

Building an Inclusive Financial System in Egypt

Egyptian Microfinance leaders meeting Thus, an inclusive financial system in Egypt will be one with many different kinds of institutions providing services and products that clien… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/building-inclusive-financial-system-egypt/

Financial Inclusion – Challenges/Initiatives to Advance Progress

Annual Financial Inclusion for Development Conference (FinNet) A national platform can bring all stakeholders together and build the strategic partnerships that are required to de… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/financial-inclusion-challengesinitiatives-advance-progress/