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Paris 2018 - A world Celebration of Diversity

From 4 to 12 August 2018, Paris will be hosting the 10th edition of the World Celebration of Diversity, the world’s largest sporting, cultural and festive event open to all! BNP Paribas is sponsoring this event that celebrates inclusion and respect for diversity.

Key figures : 



10 000




40 000


A world celebration of diversity   

Founded by Tom Waddel in 1982, every four years the Gay Games unite people from all origin, without discrimination, around 3 values: participation, inclusion and personal best.

The games advocate a society open to all people in their diversity. Paris is the ideal venue to celebrate the 10th edition where 15,000 participants from 70 countries are expected! Supported by all the top French institutional and sporting bodies, PARIS 2018 is preparing for games that will celebrate diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and sharing. For 10 days, 36 sports competitions, 14 cultural events and conferences will bring vibe to the city.

Discover the programmes for the different events:

Let's meet in Paris in 2018! 

BNP Paribas, committed to Diversity & Inclusion

Going beyond regulatory and legal requirements, BNP Paribas has for years been developing a committed and responsible Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) policy in all countries where the Group operates. In 2004, BNP Paribas became one of the first banks to actively demonstrate its commitment to diversity and the fight against discrimination. BNP Paribas obtained the diversity label in 2009, and again in 2017 for its Diversity policy overall. 

The BNP Paribas policy is built on 3 pillars that are deployed worldwide: 

  • Professional equality between genders
  • Multiculturalism and diversity of origin 
  • Disability

In signing the L’Autre Cercle charter at the end of 2015, Jean-Laurent Bonnafé reaffirmed the Group’s commitment to inclusion for all (regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity) to make sure everyone feels respected, recognised and appreciated. In 2017, BNP Paribas confirmed its efforts to include all people, whatever their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, by taking part in establishing a new International Code of Conduct for companies, published by the United Nations.  

This is why BNP Paribas decided to participate in the 10th edition of the games and pursue its support for values such as respect and open-mindedness. The Group wants to promote an environment where everyone is treated with fairness and respect, and associate its employees in this great sporting event for diversity.

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