Microsoft donates £5m to UN to prevent human rights abuses

The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday welcomed a $5m (£3.8m) donation from Microsoft and called on the rest of the private sector, which makes up only a tiny proportion of its donors, to “step up to the plate”. Microsoft’s funds will go towards helping the U.N. agency develop and make better use of technology in its human rights work as part of a five-year partnership, the parties said at a news conference in Geneva.

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