Queen Maxima's Visit To Myanmar

  • April 10, 2016


On the invitation of President U Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited Myanmar from 30th March to 1st April 2015 as the United Nation Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). The overall objective of her visit was to amplify the dialogue and engagement with key government decision-makers in order to encourage Myanmar to embark upon an accelerated phase of deepening financial inclusion. The goal was to assist Myanmar to take critical near-term steps to place itself on a pathway that can lead to much wider financial inclusion. As UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries, UNCDF has long been one of the UNSGSA’s advisory reference groups. During Queen Máxima’s visit in Myanmar, UNCDF took an active role in facilitating an open, fruitful information-sharing and knowledge-mobilizing process in the financial inclusion agenda. In order to establish a channel for dialogue, several roundtable meetings were conducted between UNSGSA and representatives from the banking sector, mobile network operators and development agencies, among others.

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    April 11, 2016