Speeches

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At the World Economic Forum, the UNSGSA highlighted that good financial health means being more resilient to financial setbacks and better equipped to seize opportunities. A financially healthy population can recover faster on their own and relieve pressure on government safety nets.

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Remarks at the EU Sustainable Summit

The groups most vulnerable to climate risks are also most likely to be underserved or excluded from the formal financial system. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Remarks at G20 GPFI Event on Vulnerabilities in a Post-Pandemic World

The Special Advocate stressed the importance of building a more inclusive and responsible digital economy with expanded opportunities for consumers and micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Read more

Digital Financial Inclusion for Women in Africa: A Path to Recovery, Resilience, and Innovation

UNSGSA Queen Máxima provides opening remarks at the UNGA G7 Partnership High-Level Event Digital Financial Inclusion for Women in Africa: A Path to Recovery, Resilience, and Innovation. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Video Remarks at UNDP Insurance and Risk Finance Facility Launch

By investing to understand where customers need the most help, insurance providers have a major opportunity to deliver solutions that support customer financial health. Read more

Amsterdam Fintech Week 2021 Virtual Keynote Address from UNSGSA Queen Máxima

The Special Advocate encourages private sector innovators to use fintech as a tool for greater financial inclusion and improving financial health in the Netherlands and advanced economies. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Keynote Address at the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative Symposium

The COVID-19 crisis has created an appetite in many countries to invest in key digital public goods. These can provide the infrastructure rails and regulatory enabling environment to reach users and to build financial services which can improve their financial lives. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Video Remarks on Digital Public Goods and the Digital Divide

UNSGSA Queen Máxima highlights the timely opportunity to invest in key digital public goods to empower the poor, close the digital divide and support equality. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Video Remarks for the Mercy Corps AgriFin Annual Learning Event

Addressing the estimated $42 billion-dollar financing gap for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa will require game-changing solutions. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Virtual Remarks at European Commission-OECD-INFE Financial Competence Framework Launch

Our common challenge is to develop a financial and education system that promotes sensible financial behavior and – therefore – contributes to financial resilience. Because we know that financially resilient households are less affected by economic shocks. We’ve seen that in the 2008 crisis and we… Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Video Remarks on Access to Insurance and Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate highlights the importance of access to insurance for COVID-19 response and recovery, and to achieve the SDGs. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima UK Fintech Week 2021 Video Keynote Address

The Special Advocate encourages private sector innovators to use fintech as a tool for greater financial inclusion and improving financial health in the UK and advanced economies during a video message keynote at the UK Fintech Week on 19 April 2021. Read more

UNSGSA Queen Máxima Remarks at the Financial Health Working Group's Private Sector Seminar

Policymakers are increasingly taking steps to measure, assess, and address financial health. However, these efforts are insufficient without action from the private sector—primarily, but not exclusively, financial service providers. Read more