“Your extensive knowledge and expertise makes you a perfect choice for this important undertaking,” Mr. Ban said yesterday. “You will be able to work for the well-being of so many people who need our hands, who need your hands and who need the United Nations.” Inclusive finance, he pointed out, has a key role to play in propelling efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.
Princess Máxima was a member of the Advisors Group to the 2005 International Year of Microcredit and a year later she joined the UN Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors. She was a member of the Group’s Executive Committee and chaired its Working Group on Advocacy. ou will be able to work for the well-being of so many people who need our hands The Secretary-General voiced hope that Princess Máxima’s “advocacy will make a tremendous difference.”