Good Read: Celebrating Malala Day

By Karen Bergin, Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs Did you know that one out of every four adults worldwide is functionality illiterate? This represents 793 million people. Addressing illiteracy around the world is a huge challenge because it is often the most silent. Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs General Manager, Lori Harnick, posted a…


Celebrating International Youth Day

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Since 1999, the United Nations has been celebrating International Youth Day, taking a moment each year to focus the world’s attention on one of the most important segments of the population. Celebrated on August 12, this year’s International Youth Day theme is focused on “Building a Better…


Supporting the Work of our UN Partners – A Decade of Impact and Counting

Posted by Linda Zecher, Corporate Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft   Last night in New York, the United Nations Foundation  honored Microsoft with the inaugural Corporate Award for leadership in advancing UN causes.  I had the distinct honor of accepting this award on behalf of Microsoft and our 88,000 employees worldwide. Pictured Left: Linda…


1+1=3: How Microsoft’s Partnerships with International Organizations Help Save Lives and Offer Hope

This week I am attending Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. In the past, this conference was focused on Microsoft’s commercial partners – the 700,000 partners who work with us to develop innovative applications built on our technology. This year 10,000 attendees, 60% from overseas and representing 190+ countries have joined us here. While…