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

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Next Steps for Indonesia on Financial Inclusion

Less than two years after her last visit, the Special Advocate and her delegation traveled to Indonesia in February 2018 to see firsthand the country’s progress on financial inclusion and to offer support as it accelerates these efforts. She met with Pres…
Indonesia has reached a critical junction in its efforts to advance financial inclusion. Since the launch of its national financial inclusion strategy in 2016, the network of agen… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/next-steps-indonesia-financial-inclusion/

Regulating Innovation to Promote Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate and Governor Klaas Knot of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) hosted a roundtable on fintech and financial Inclusion to discuss new regulatory approaches for financial innovation. They brought together 23 leaders from regulatory authorities,…
Photos Thank you very much Governor Knot for DNB’s hospitality for the second time. General Manager Carstens, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to Amste… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/regulating-innovation-promote-financial-inclusion/

Creating Nigeria’s Success Story: Mobile Money, Agents, and the Way Forward for Financial Inclusion

Queen Maxima as UNSGSA gave the keynote speech about the way forward with financial inclusion in Nigeria, 2 November 2017.
Photos Creating Nigeria’s Success Story: Mobile Money, Agents, and the Way Forward for Financial Inclusion Keynote speech: The Role of Government in Driving Financial Inclusion in … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/creating-nigerias-success-story-mobile-money-agents-and-way/

Fintech Through the Prism of Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate convened a group of fintech leaders with national regulators to discuss the future of fintech as it regards financial inclusion.
Photos Opening remarks at Fintech and Financial Inclusion Roundtable I’m very pleased to offer my warm welcome to Amsterdam and the Netherlands! It is a very special occasion f… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/fintech-through-prism-financial-inclusion/

From Start-ups to Scale-ups, Building the Strength of Small Business to Expand Opportunity

speech to SME Envoys
Photos From Start-ups to Scale-ups, Building the Strength of Small Business to Expand Opportunity Speech to SME Envoys Network Meeting Mrs Bieńkowska, your excellencies, ladies … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/sme-envoys/

Harnessing Rapid Financial Innovation to Build an Inclusive World

Addressing central bankers from around the globe at the All Governors Meeting at the Bank for International Settlements, the Special Advocate laid out the promise and some of the particular challenges that financial inclusion presents bankers and financia…
Photos Related content Download documents Related images Link to press release ... Address to All-Governors Meeting, Bank for International Settlements Financial innovatio… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/harnessing-rapid-financial-innovation-build-inclusive-world/

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/

Igniting Innovation in Financial Access: Public and Private Approaches for Greater Access by 2020

Related content Key initiative: Post 2015 development agenda Speech: United Nations Special Event for MDGs Speech: Opening Remarks at the 2nd United Nations Inter-Agency Meeti… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/igniting-innovation-financial-access-public-and-private-appr/

Keynote Address at the 2013 AFI Global Policy Forum

I deeply believe that with the knowledge and commitment that we possess today, universal access to financial services is achievable. Let us seize the opportunity to make this a re… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/keynote-address-2013-afi-global-policy-forum/

Proportional and risk-based controls promote both financial inclusion and financial integrity

National financial system regulators are increasingly identifying approaches that achieve a balance across broad financial inclusion, financial stability, financial integrity—and effective oversight and supervision
Well-intended security and control measures can inadvertently exclude sectors of the economy, especially lower income people and small business owners.  Proportional and risk-base… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/proportional-and-risk-based-controls-promote-both-financial/

Opening Remarks at the Annual Meeting of Global Financial Standard Setting Bodies (SSBs) on Financial Inclusion

Photos But evidence indicates that the development of an inclusive financial sector can go hand in hand with greater financial and social stability. Of course, it must be managed … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/opening-remarks-annual-meeting-global-financial-standard-set/


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/

UNSGSA discusses mobile banking, SMEs, and small farmers in Egypt

The UNSGSA promoted ways to accelerate access to savings, payments and other financial services for individuals and small and medium enterprises. She joined the Chairman of the Eg… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/unsgsa-discusses-mobile-banking-smes-and-small-farmers-egypt/

Approaches to Cross-Sector Policy Leadership and Coordination for Financial Inclusion

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Global Policy Forum: Leader’s Roundtable(via video) It is important to have a national platform where stakeholders can discuss the many dime… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/approaches-cross-sector-policy-leadership-and-coordination-f/

Plenary of the Financial Action Task Force

I believe, however, that financial inclusion and financial integrity are in fact complementary. We all know that advancing both will build stronger and safer financial systems for … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/plenary-financial-action-task-force/

Toward an inclusive financial sector in post-conflict Liberia

The UNSGSA had wide-ranging consultations with the President of Liberia, senior government officials, banks, civil society and donors on creating an inclusive financial sector fol… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/toward-inclusive-financial-sector-post-conflict-liberia/