Uber announced a partnership with UN Women on Wednesday, promising to create 1 million jobs for female drivers by 2020.
The news came on the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, a resolution adopted by the United Nations in 1995 to promote equality for men and women.
In a joint statement, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and executive director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the partnership is part of a “a shared vision of equality and women’s empowerment.”
More Must-Read Stories From TIME
- How an Online Pharmacy Sold Millions Worth Of Dubious COVID-19 Drugs — While Patients Paid the Price
- Why Literally Millions of Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs
- Meet the Women Participating in the Study That Could Change Future of Breast Cancer
- Inside the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Tomorrow's Business Leaders
- An Innovative Washington Law Aims to Get Foreign-Trained Doctors Back in Hospitals
- Why the Ex-Husband of a Missing Chinese Billionaire Is Risking All to Tell Their Story
- Timothée Chalamet Wants You to Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve