The United Nations Sustainable Goal 10:

Reduce Inequality within and among Countries.


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 10. 

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Yann Arthus Bertrand - Makoko Slum, Lagos Lagoon, Lagos State, Nigeria (6°30' N - 3°24' E).

Bordering the Atlantic seaside and a lagoon, Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and the commercial and industrial capital of the country.  The region suffers from enormous population growth and now has 9 million people. In the Makoko slum, built on the lagoon across from the modern city live 100,000 people without clean water, electricity or sanitation.


According to the United Nations:

  • In 2016, almost 65% of products exported by the least developed countries faced zero tariffs, an improvement of 20% since 2010.

  • Women are more likely than men to live below 50% of the media income.



BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas fully contributes to achieving all 17 SDGs through a large range of actions and initiatives.

Our commitment to achieving SDG 10:

Reducing inequality is a key to harmonious economic development. It needs to occur both within and among countries.

« Seine-Saint-Denis Equality » Charter :

BNP Paribas has signed a partnership with the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis on 16 April 2019 to accelerate the economic and social development of the department around six fundamental pillars:
- Education and youth;
- employment and qualifications;
- entrepreneurship
- the attractiveness of the department
- the social and solidarity economy, social innovation and the ecological transition
- Solidarity and community cohesion

According to Thierry Laborde, Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas: "Social, territorial and ecological challenges can only be met through coalitions of committed and innovative actors. This is what we have been doing with the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis for almost 20 years. Together we are building a common history and are happy to write a new chapter with the signing of this charter "Seine-Saint-Denis equality". We are convinced of the strong potential of this Department, very proud to be an important employer and to contribute to its development."


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