Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Speaks on Inclusive Finance

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On Tuesday morning, before going to Finland, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa a meeting for CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), which highlighted opportunities for inclusive finance. The meeting brings together 80 individuals from various government and non-government organizations, to focus on opportunities for providing financial assistance to those who face poverty.

In particular, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa spoke about bringing financial improvement to the approximately 2 billion people worldwide with limited banking options. She said (from translation): "Everyone should have access to basic financial services...We have the tools to fight financial exclusion. We have the will. Also, do not avert our eyes from our objectives until the job is done."

Along with the United Nations, CGAP supports the objective of eliminating world poverty by 2030.

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