Harnessing technology to achieve the SDGs

The SDGs represent a shared and universal commitment to deliver on 17 ambitious Global Goals for people and the planet by 2030. When the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it recognized that partnerships will play a crucial role as vehicles for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technologies, and financial resources. Through a wide range of programs, partnerships, and initiatives we support, Microsoft seeks to advance the SDGs and contribute to a sustainable future that is truly for everyone.

Explore the 17 UN SDGs

The SDGs we focus on

In addition to complementing our mission, our contributions to the SDGs align with our company’s purpose–to create technology that benefits everyone on the planet, as well as the planet itself.

“The scale and size of the challenges the world faces today, like poverty, inequality, and climate change, require all of us to join forces…”

Brad Smith, President and Vice Chair, Microsoft Corporation

The SDGs we contribute toward

As a member of the global technology community, Microsoft is proud to contribute to the broader effort required to address societal challenges the following SDGs are seeking to tackle by 2030. Explore our work with each individual SDG.

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Additional resources

Microsoft has been committed to reporting on the SDGs for several years. We are aware the SDGs represent a multi-year commitment for all stakeholders, with eight years remaining in the journey ahead. In dedicated white papers, we have also reflected on the links between the SDGs and our work in Africa, and the relevance of the SDGs to digital peace. Explore our previous SDG reports and white papers.

Cover of the 2021 Microsoft UN SDG report

2021 Microsoft UN SDG Report

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Cover of the 2020 Microsoft UN SDG report

2020 Microsoft UN SDG Report

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 Cover image of the Digital Pathways white paper

Digital Pathways: Presentation to the Africa Group of Ambassadors in Geneva

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Digital Peace in Cyberspace: An Invisible Pillar for the UN SDGs

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Archived Microsoft UN SDG reports


“We find inspiration in thinking about the SDGs (and the decade of action) as a historic calling to elevate societies and empower people around the world to reach new frontiers.”

Fred Humphries, CVP, US Government Affairs, Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft at the United Nations

External view of the United Nations headquarters building.