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UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima to Visit Pakistan to Discuss Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate will visit Pakistan 9-11 February 2016 to promote financial inclusion and support the implementation of the country''s financial inclusion strategy. She will meet with the country''s president, prime minister, bank governor, and multi…
H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will visit Pakistan 9–11 February 2016 to promote… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/un-special-advocate-queen-maxima-visit-pakistan-discuss-fina/

UNSGSA fosters coordination and commitment among leaders gathered for the UN General Assembly

Queen Máxima attended this year’s United Nations (UN) General Assembly to meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to hand over her annual report of activities detailing her fou… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/news/unsgsa-fosters-coordination-and-commitment-among-leaders-gat/

Conducting financial transactions via mobile phone creates possibilities to reach new markets

Mobile money can serve as a gateway to the formal financial sector for the previously unbanked, as people access a growing menu of low-cost financial products on devices they use daily.
When Queen Máxima visited Mali in 2011, women in a fruit-processing cooperative told her how they lacked financial services to manage their business and household cash flows. One … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/conducting-financial-transactions-mobile-phone-creates-possi/

The key to successful microinsurance for the poor

Poor people have few alternatives to manage financial shocks; events like funerals can result in crippling long-term debt. Microinsurance can help manage exposure to risk, protect against long-term debt, and build resilience.
While microinsurance has great potential to meet the financial needs of low-income clients, its spread has been constrained by high administrative costs relative to transaction va… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/scale-key-success-and-sustainability-microinsurance-poor/