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UN Women Cancels Partnership With Uber to Create 1 Million Jobs

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The United Nations backpedaled on plans to partner with Uber Technologies Inc. to create 1 million jobs for women within the next five years, amid pressure from labor union and non-governmental organizations.

The deal aimed at advancing gender equality was announced on March 10, when the San Francisco-based company sponsored the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on women’s rights and economic empowerment. Beyond that event there have been no discussions about pursuing the partnership, A UN spokeswoman said.