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.”
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