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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/

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/