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Explore how Microsoft is empowering customers and providing global solutions to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

As world leaders tackle the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we see that data and cloud computing will play a central role for analysis and action moving forward. We partner with governments around the world to enable them to address and improve these economic and societal challenges.

How will Microsoft help the international community work toward the Sustainable Development Goals? We harness the power of digital technologies and our philanthropic initiatives to empower citizens, businesses, and organizations to achieve more. Through our flexible, trustworthy solutions and global community outreach, we aim to improve big societal challenges related to economic development, education and public safety and many more, so that governments, citizens and entrepreneurs can succeed and thrive. Below you will see the eight UN Sustainable Development Goals that Microsoft has prioritized and is committed to addressing.

Good Health and Well-Being

Our goal is to transform the health industry to enable "healthcare without walls" so that institutions become less about “sick care” and more of a healthcare and preventative care industry.

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Quality Education

We support programmes and initiatives designed to leverage technology to support teachers in transforming education, inspiring learning anywhere, and unlocking the potential of all young people to prepare them for the jobs of the future.

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Gender Equality

To reach gender parity women must fill more computer science-based job roles and not be discriminated against due to age and gender. We aim to empower girls and women to move from the classroom to the boardroom in high tech.

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Decent Work and Economic Growth

We empower the next generation of innovators with the tools, skills and opportunities they need to unleash future opportunity and solve local and global challenges.

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Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

We work with governments around the world to deliver next generation models of citizen engagement, drive efficiency and transparency and empower government workforces to work in a mobile world.

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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Microsoft CityNext provides an integrated, flexible, trustworthy approach to help cities engage their citizens, empower their employees, optimize their operations and infrastructure, and transform and accelerate innovation and opportunity.

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Climate Action

We work with partners to develop innovative solutions and support research efforts by leading environmental groups to help people around the world address climate change.

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Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

From online safety and cybersecurity to emergency response and effective policing, Microsoft is committed to helping governments proactively meet these challenges to keep their citizens and communities safe.

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We are focused on nothing less than changing the world with technology. We fully believe that Digital Transformation can enable achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and create more social and economic impact so that every person benefits.

– Toni Townes-Whitley, CVP, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector and Industry

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