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U.N. Women Cancels Uber Partnership

03/20/2015 05:20 pm ET | Updated May 20, 2015
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(Reuters) - A United Nations organization for gender equality and empowerment of women said it would not collaborate with online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc.

Uber said last week that it would partner with UN Women to create 1 million jobs for women as Uber drivers by 2020. (http://bit.ly/1AdC7DQ)

"UN Women will not accept an offer to collaborate in job creation with Uber", Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said in a YouTube video uploaded by trade union federation Public Services International on Wednesday. (http://bit.ly/1MVu9Gg)

Uber was not immediately available to comment.

(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru)

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