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G20 Side Event Shines Spotlight on Women’s Financial Inclusion

Women’s financial inclusion must be at the heart of the global economic agenda, agreed participants at a special side event held on November 29th at the margins of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. The event, “The Role of Finance for Women’s Economic Empowe…
Women’s financial inclusion must be at the heart of the global economic agenda, agreed participants at a special side event held on November 29th at the margins of the G20 Summit … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/g20-side-event-shines-spotlight-womens-financial-inclusion/

UNSGSA to Attend G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

HM Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) and Honorary Patron of the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), will be attending the G20 summit in Buenos A…
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will be attending the G20 summit in Buenos Aires from Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1 December. Argentina holds the G20 presidency f… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/unsgsa-attend-g20-summit-buenos-aires/

Engendering a Community

The gender gap in financial inclusion has hardly shifted since 2011 and relatively little research has been aimed at narrowing the divide. The situation is starting to change, but knowledge and action remain separate. The Women’s Financial Inclusion Com…
The gender gap in financial inclusion has hardly shifted since 2011 and relatively little research has been aimed at narrowing the divide. The situation is starting to change, b… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/engendering-community/

The Business of Women: Investing in the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

Special Advocate addressed NextWoman Innovation Summit about supporting women entrepreneurs and their businesses.
Photos Speech to the NextWoman Innovation Summit Good Morning ladies and gentlemen, I am thrilled to see so many entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and directors convened… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/business-women-investing-potential-women-entrepreneurs/

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/

Building Small-Business Finance and Opening a Wider Door for Financial Inclusion

Special Advocate spoke at the launch of the SME Finance Forum’s Global Membership Network, Turkey, Nov. 15, 2015
Photos Keynote speech at the launch of the SME Finance Forum’s Global Membership Network Together we can reduce existing gaps in the credit and financing market for SMEs. Innovato… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/building-small-business-finance-and-opening-wider-door-finan/

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/

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/

Delivering on Financial Inclusion for Development: Reaching Scale, Rural Areas and Women

Photos CGAP Annual Meeting Good morning.  Welcome to the Netherlands. I tend to excuse myself for the Dutch weather. But you have probably been inside in this meeting for the pas… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/delivering-financial-inclusion-development-reaching-scale-ru/

Building Opportunity for Women and Advancing Development through Financial Inclusion

Opening Remarks at Women and Finance: Pathways to Financial Inclusion Financial Inclusion Event hosted by G20, World Bank, International Finance Corporation Delivered by video G… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/building-opportunity-women-and-advancing-development-through/

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/

Savings accounts make a huge difference for women and families

The first step to financial security is often a simple savings account – which reduces costs and also leads households and businesses into the upward cycle that comes with participation in the formal financial system.
Access to diverse financial services, especially savings, that meet the needs of low-income clients is at the core of financial inclusion, and is one of the focus areas targeted by… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/savings-accounts-make-huge-difference-women-and-families/

Growing SMEs: Connect. Change. Invest.

Good afternoon, members of the BiD Network, investors, entrepreneurs, ladies and gentleman. I would like to welcome the Marketplace back to The Hague. I am pleased to join you aga… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/bid-conference-growing-smes-connect-change-invest/

European SME Week Summit: Women’s Entrepreneurship Makes Business Sense

Video message by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Maxime Verhagen In my work, both for the United Nations and in t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/european-sme-week-summit-womens-entrepreneurship-makes-busin/

UNSGSA encourages national strategic planning process for financial inclusion in Turkey

In Ankara, the UNSGSA met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Governor of the Central Bank, and the Minister of Family and Social Policies. They discussed national strategies to accel… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/unsgsa-encourages-national-strategic-planning-process-financ/

FINANCIAL SERVICES, CONSUMER PROTECTION AND AGRICULTURE IN WEST AFRICA

Related content Speech: Responsible Finance and Consumer Protection Seminar Diverse financial services   The UNSGSA explored ways to strengthen the soundness of the growin… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/financial-services-and-agriculture-west-africa/

Exploring ways to diversify Vietnam’s service offerings for the poor

The UNSGSA met with the Vice Premier of Vietnam, the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, the Minister of Finance; and the President of Vietnam Women’s Union, to discuss how Vie… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/exploring-ways-diversify-vietnams-service-offerings-poor/

Women’s World Banking Global Dinner Celebration

Only at scale will we be able to reach everyone needing services in a way that is affordable to clients and also sustainable to providers. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Good evening. Thank… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/womens-world-banking-global-dinner-celebration/

Women in Financial Services network meeting

Of course, we must not forget women in our efforts to develop new financial products. They play a crucial role in economic development. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Thank you. Good aft… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/women-financial-services-network-meeting/