In this publication, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, presents the 2009-2019 achievements and milestones accomplished as Special Advocate, as she champions financial inclusion and universal access to affordable and effective and safe financial services for the unbanked.
Since 2009, Queen Máxima has been working worldwide in her capacity as the UNSGSA to make financial services available to all, including low-income groups and small and medium-sized enterprises, thus enhancing their opportunities for economic and social development. As honorary patron of the G20's Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), she strives to advance the G20's work on inclusive finance.
In 2015, Queen Máxima helped launch our global membership network of the SME Finance Forum, an initiative of the G20's Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, managed by the International Finance Corporation.
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