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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/

On the Occasion of the Reception offered by Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

Photos A well-developed inclusive financial sector is like a well-developed transport system. It is basic infrastructure in a country that everyone, government, individuals and th… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/occasion-reception-offered-her-excellency-president-ellen-jo/

Korea-World Bank High-Level Conference on Post-Crisis Growth and Development

Session on Inclusive Finance Right now, poor people have extremely complicated financial lives because they are poor. Juggling diverse informal financial arrangements can cost the… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/korea-world-bank-high-level-conference-post-crisis-growth/

FMO’s 40th Anniversary Conference: ‘Be Social, Make Profit: Financing the Future of Developing Economies’

In my opinion it is crucial to acknowledge the importance of mixing private and public money to achieve a multiplier effect. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Related content Focus area: Re… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/fmos-40th-anniversary-conference-be-social-make-profit-finan/

Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit

Banking the unbanked can help to solve the problem of informality and, by extension, can strengthen governance. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Your Majesty, Mr. President, your Excellencies,… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/africa-middle-east-regional-microcredit-summit/

Fourth High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development

Inclusive finance is not only important for meeting individual needs. It is also important for the economy as a whole. Research shows that financial development raises the incomes … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/fourth-high-level-dialogue-financing-development/

Annual Conference of the Russian Microfinance Center

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to be back in Russia and to once again take part in this important Conference. In the two years since my last vi… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/annual-conference-russian-microfinance-center/

Microfinance India Summit

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I cannot tell you how honoured I am to be speaking to this very special group of people here today. The entire world is fascinated by India's dy… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/microfinance-india-summit/

Clinton Global Initiative Finance Dinner

In her first speech as the UNSGSA, H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands described the evolution in thinking from ‘microcredit’ to ‘microfinance’ to ‘inclusive finance’ and advocated for a range of financial services, starting with savings, targeting poor …
Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening. First of all, Matthew, my former colleague, thank you very much for your words. Allow me to say that I am thrilled that this is my first spe… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/clinton-global-initiative-finance-dinner/

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