The United Nations Sustainable Goal 5:
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 key commitments that strive to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.
Yann Arthus Bertrand has chosen this photo to represent the challenges of meeting the United Nations SDG 5.
Yann Arthus Bertrand - Field work north of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Inde (26°22’ N – 73°02’ E)
The cereal harvest at the end of the dry season is work that is almost exclusively reserved to women, who even when they are working in the fields, wear the traditional orhni, a long brightly colored shawl, specific to the region.
According to the United Nations:
- Full participation of women in the work force would add percentage points to a country’s growth rate, double digits in many cases.
- Investing in education programs for girls and increasing the age at which they marry brings back US $5 for every US $ 1 spent.
BNP Paribas fully contributes to achieving all 17 SDGs through a large range of actions and initiatives.
Our commitment to achieving SDG 5:
BNP Paribas shows its commitment to gender equality by developing proactive policies on professional equality for employees and fostering women’s entrepreneurship.
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas, has reinforced its engagement to the UN’s HeForShe campaign, by becoming partner of the «HeForShe Arts Week» and by supporting the Women’s Forum Global Meeting.
Partnership with UN Women :
On 8 March 2019, UN Women and BNP Paribas signed a partnership to develop climate-resilient agriculture and women’s entrepreneurship in Northern Senegal, called PAFADD (Projet d’Appui aux Femmes dans l’Agriculture et le Développement Durable, or "project to support women in agriculture and sustainable development").