Queen Máxima and BSP Gov. Amando Tetangco, Jr. at a Global Policy Forum on Financial Inclusion
In her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima will visit the Philippines from 29 June to 1 July 2015. She will meet with a wide range of leaders from public and private sectors and with clients, and will participate in the launch of the country's National Strategy for Financial Inclusion.
The Philippines is a leader in the financial inclusion movement, and the Special Advocate is visiting at the invitation of the government and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). On 30 June 2015 she will be in Manila to discuss financial inclusion with representatives of international organizations and business. Later she will visit the farming province of Cavite, where she will meet with clients and discuss the impact of financial services on their families and businesses.
On 1 July 2015, Queen Máxima will deliver a speech in Manila at the launch of the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion. This government action plan, coordinated by the BSP, aims to enhance cooperation between ministries, government agencies, and the private sector to improve the population's access to financial services. She will also discuss the national strategy with implementing parties, including the BSP and government agencies, and will meet with the Secretary of Finance and other high level officials.