Princess Máxima has been named a special advisor to United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon in the field of financial services.
Máxima’s role will be to advise Ban Ki-moon on how to make banks accessible to everyone, including in developing countries where it is often impossible to open a bank account or borrow money. The princess will give a speech in her new role in New York on Tuesday.
Máxima has been a member of a UN committee on bank accessibility for the past few years and is a known supporter of micro-financing in developing countries.
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