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United Nations Special Event for MDGs

Good afternoon, Co-Chairs. Thank you for this opportunity to contribute to the discussions on priorities for the post-2015 agenda. As the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advoc… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/united-nations-special-event-mdgs/

Opening Remarks at the 2nd United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Inclusive Finance

Thank you, Mrs. Clark.  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  I am really so encouraged to see all these leaders of UN agencies gathered around this table.  It is a powerful te… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/opening-remarks-2nd-united-nations-inter-agency-meeting-incl/

Financial infrastructure and the enabling environment are essential to help SMEs grow and thrive

Policy makers and regulators can have transformative impact on entrepreneurship and economic growth by applying proven solutions to barriers to SME lending and business.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry In Liberia in 2010, Queen Máxima met a woman w… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-infrastructure-and-enabling-environment-are-essent/

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/

UNSGSA Speech to the 8th International Microinsurance Conference

Good afternoon Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am so pleased that technology is permitting me to join you. I had the honor of visiting Tanzania two years ago. Tanzania’s eff… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/unsgsa-speech-8th-international-microinsurance-conference/

Advancing Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance

Providing financial products that add real value to customers in a transparent way and at reasonable cost is at the core of Responsible Finance. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Principles fo… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/advancing-principles-investors-inclusive-finance/

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Europe Congress

We also need to make sure that the financial products are tailored to the cycles, investment needs and nature of each industry and value chain. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Ladies and Ge… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/social-capital-markets-socap-europe-congress/

Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

In my travels, I have found that the countries that have been most successful in advancing financial inclusion are those that have strong leadership and subsequently good coordinat… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/global-conference-agriculture-food-security-and-climate-chan/

Business in Development (BiD) Network Conference ‘Growing SMEs: It’s Time to Invest’

We need to provide access to finance across the value chain, recognizing that individual and enterprise finance are a continuum. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Good morning, members of the … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/business-development-bid-network-conference-growing-smes-its/

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/

Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR)

Photos Diversity of service providers can help build a better financial infrastructure. Competition drives innovation and lowers costs. Queen Máxima, UNSGSA Thank you for your intr… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/association-microfinance-institutions-rwanda-amir/

SME finance and microcredit on the agenda in Rwanda

The UNSGSA held consultations with the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda. She led a multi-stakeholder discussion focused on ext… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/sme-finance-and-microcredit-agenda-rwanda/

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/