UN General Assembly Event Convenes UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima, Leaders to Celebrate 10 Years of Financial Inclusion Progress

A group of public and private sector leaders gathered for a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) special event to recognize the progress made in financial inclusion over the last decade, as well as acknowledge the opportunities and challenges ahead, on 25 September 2019 in New York. 

The event, Financial Inclusion for Development: Building on 10 Years of Progress, was a celebration of the success in inclusive finance over the last decade, and a recognition of its importance to the 2030 Agenda. More than 350 high-level attendees were on hand for the occasion, which coincided with the 10th anniversary since H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands accepted the designation of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) during the 2009 UNGA.