Technology and human rights: UNHR and Microsoft

In the midst of worldwide debates about Internet access and content, a groundbreaking five-year partnership between the UN Human Rights Office and Microsoft for the ‘development and use of advanced technology designed to better predict, analyze and respond to critical human rights situations’. This alliance continues work in two areas of agreement: ‘a commitment to ensuring technology plays a positive role in helping to promote and protect human rights’ and ‘a recognition of the need for the private sector to play a bigger part in helping to advance the cause of human rights globally’. Microsoft explains its approach to the partnership here