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Smart Cities Council | New Microsoft, UN partnership will focus on tech’s role in tackling human rights challenges

New Microsoft, UN partnership will focus on tech’s role in tackling human rights challengesThis information provided by Smart Cities Council Compassionate Cities.Wed, 2017-05-17 10:45 — Compassionate C…As human rights challenges in communities around the world not only proliferate but grow increasingly complex, we’re encouraged by the news this week that Microsoft is partnering with the United Nations Human Rights Office to ensure technology plays a positive role in promoting and protecting human rights.

And like UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, we hope Microsoft’s five-year, $5 million initiative will spur others in the private sector to step up. – Philip Bane”As a global company that sees the problems of the world, we believe that we have a responsibility to help solve them,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith in an announcement about the UN agreement.

“We have an untapped opportunity to use the power of technology to collect data, analyze that data and equip the United Nations to advance human rights around the world.”

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