Queen Maxima in New York: September 24-26
In her role as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima was in New York from Monday September 24 to Wednesday 26 to attend several meetings and on the occasion of the annual General Assembly of the United Nations.
On Tuesday September 25, the Queen attended a breakfast meeting organized by MasterCard in the presence of members of international companies, focusing on the role they can play in improving access to financial services. Following the meeting the Queen had bilateral meetings with several CEOs.
Koningin Máxima @UNSGSA bij de Algemene Vergadering van de VN #UNGA in New York. Ze zet zich voor de VN wereldwijd in voor armoedevermindering. Toegang tot financiële diensten zoals een bank- of spaarrekening is daarbij van belang #inclusievefinanciering https://t.co/Tk0HxgX3CK pic.twitter.com/vVCeYkZ3Ti
— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) September 25, 2018
In the afternoon Queen Maxima attended a panel discussion organized by the World Bank in the context of the “Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative”, a collaborative partnership among governments, multilateral development banks and other stakeholders that aims to give better access to finance for female entrepreneurs in developing countries. At the panel were present the World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim, Reem Al Hashimy, United Arab Emirates Minister for International Cooperation and Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the United States of America.
Queen Máxima @UNSGSA at @WorldBank meeting. Over 70% of female entrepreneurs in developing countries unable to access affordable loans to invest in their business. The @WorldBank Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) seeks to unlock financing for female entrepreneurs pic.twitter.com/Wv2L9s8L2u
— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) September 26, 2018
Queen Máxima, in her capacity as UN Envoy for financial inclusion for development @UNSGSA meets group of women entrepreneurs in New York, together with @IvankaTrump
Picture @RTLnieuws pic.twitter.com/v9h23WRwjZ
— Karel van Oosterom (@KvanOosterom) September 26, 2018
The following day the Queen met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres to hand over her 2018 Annual Report on financial inclusion and to discuss about the latest state of affairs of her UN activities.
Later Queen Maxima attended a meeting titled “African Leaders Roundtable on Identification for Development” at the presence of African leaders, members of the World Bank Group and the United Nations, and other development partners. The meeting was focused on the digital identification and civil registration agenda in Africa.
Queen Maxima also had meetings with government representatives, among the others Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, SM Qureshi, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh and Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia.
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Exciting Wednesday at #UNGA! #UNSGSA Queen Máxima has just handed her 2018 Annual Report to @UN Secretary General @antonioguterres. Full report: https://t.co/WsKZlPaEpM #financialinclusion #SDGs #GlobalGoals pic.twitter.com/Kt3GjMZA1W
— UNSGSA (@UNSGSA) September 26, 2018