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03/20/2015 05:20 pm ET Updated May 20, 2015

U.N. Women Cancels Uber Partnership

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 01:  In this photo illustration, the app 'Uber' is launched in a smart phone on July 1, 2014 in Barce
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 01: In this photo illustration, the app 'Uber' is launched in a smart phone on July 1, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Taxi drivers in main cities strike over unlicensed car-halling services. Drivers say that is a lack of regulation behind the new app. (Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

(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)