分类: Event

2022 Gender Summit of the MDB Working Group on Gender

16 – 19 May 2022
Summit: European Investment Bank; Islamic Development Bank Day 2: EBRD

The European Investment Bank and Islamic Development Bank are co-hosting the 2022 Gender Summit of the Multilateral Development Banks Working Group on Gender.

The theme is “Building back better: advancing gender equality for a more resilient future”.

The three-day summit will focus on a different topic each day, namely the care economy, climate action and digitalisation.

The EBRD is organising Day 2 of the summit on 18 May with the theme “Gender equality and climate action nexus”. There will be a panel session entitled “Inequality and external shocks: creating opportunities and building resilience”, along with two further sessions: “Beyond barriers: women’s access to climate finance” and “Building back better: green skills and new employment opportunities” led by the Caribbean Development Bank and the African Development Bank, respectively.

The three-day event will take place in a hybrid format under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation, the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, and the National Council for Women, and paves the way for COP27 hosted by Egypt later this year.


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will host a hearing on May 17 to examine discrimination based on race, national origin, and sex in construction and consider potential solutions to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sector.

The hearing, “Knocking Down Walls: Discrimination and Harassment in Construction,” will provide historical, statistical and experiential evidence of race- and sex-based harassment and discrimin­ation that has limited opportunities for Black, Asian, Hispanic, Native American and female workers in construction. The hearing will also explore promising practices to prevent and address systemic discrim­ination so that historically marginalized workers can contribute to the $1.2 trillion federal effort to improve America’s infrastructure.


  • Japlan “Jazz” Allen, Treasurer & Iron Worker, Chicago Women in Trades
  • Janel Bailey, Co-Executive Director of Organizing & Programs, Los Angeles Black Workers Center
  • James Bobseine, Trial Attorney, EEOC Buffalo Local Office
  • David Chincanchan, Policy Director, Workers Defense Project
  • Trevor Griffey, Lecturer of U.S. History, UC Irvine
  • Nicole Mason, President & CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  • Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
  • Melissa Wells, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, North America’s Building Trades Union
  • Chris Winters, Military & Tribal Liaison, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council # 5
  • Gary, Iron Worker

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. EDT


The meeting will be held as a live-streamed videoconference, with an option for listen-only audio dial-in by telephone. More instructions will be posted on www.eeoc.gov 24 hours before the meeting.

The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. More information about the EEOC’s work generally can be found at www.eeoc.gov. Stay connected with the latest EEOC news by subscribing to our email updates.

Gina M. Raimondo to Join President Biden and other U.S. Government Leaders at the U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium

On June 14-16, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo will travel to Brussels, Belgium to join President Biden, Secretary Blinken, Ambassador Tai and EU government leaders at the U.S.-EU Summit. In addition to supporting President Biden’s mission at the U.S.-EU Summit, Secretary Raimondo will meet with European Union government leaders and industry leaders to discuss strengthening the transatlantic partnership and economic and digital cooperation. This marks her first official international trip as Secretary.

President Biden to Join Secretary Raimondo at the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo today announced that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will provide prerecorded remarks at the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, to be held virtually June 7-11. President Biden will join Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, CEOs, and other public and private sector leaders eager to strike global business investment deals for the United States and share insights on the latest innovations and trends in an effort to support and create jobs.

“Since taking office, President Biden has made our economic recovery a top priority – and growing U.S. trade and foreign direct investment are an important component of that,” said Secretary Raimondo. “I am proud to stand alongside him in making a powerful case to the world that the U.S. is the best place for any nation to do business.”

In addition to President Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will now participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit. They join Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman, Governors, top CEOs, and small business leaders for the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the United States.

For nine years in a row, the United States has been ranked by A.T. Kearney as the top place for foreign business investment. Many important investment deals are conducted at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, and since inception it has generated more than $48.4 billion in foreign direct investment, supporting more than 45,000 jobs in the United States.

The Investment Summit provides opportunities to spotlight America’s innovative climate, diversity of resources and robust workforce which can contribute to global success for foreign investors. The event will promote four pillars to increase American competitiveness: 1) Revitalizing U.S. manufacturing and developing advanced industries; 2) Building a 21st century workforce; 3) Maintaining leadership in global innovation; and 4) Promoting America, at home and abroad. Biden-Harris Administration priorities will also be discussed, such as the American Jobs Plan, the American Rescue Plan implementation, other COVID-19 economic recovery efforts, job creation, building back better and more inclusivity.

Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce, SelectUSA promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investors. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system; and find solutions to issues related to the federal government.

Amber Martinez, Made an Official Judge of the 2021 Asian Film Festival

Amber Martinez, Made an Official Judge of the 2021 Asian Film Festival

On Saturday November 7th, 2020, the official judges were announced for next year’s 2021 Asian Film Festival (https://asianfilmfestival.us).

Among the announced judges was Amber Martinez, actress and producer. Amber Martinez has worked on many films and television projects. Some of her well-known film projects are Dead Ant, Madness in the Method, Glass Jaw, Fight of Fury, Guitars and Guns, Bond of Justice: Kizuna, and Senior Entourage.

In the film Senior Entourage, Amber Martinez worked with an amazing all-star cast, including Ed Asner, Marion Ross, Mark Rydell, Charles Robinson, James Handy, David Lockhart, Brian Conners, and the late Helen Reddy.

Amber Martinez

Some television projects, that Ms. Martinez has worked on include 68 Whiskey, Why Women Kill, NCIS,
S.W.A.T., Homeland, and Dirty John: Betty Broderick. Her latest project that she is working on is the film
Christmas Slasher, where she stars in the role of “Victoria” and she is also an Executive Producer on the
film. Presenting this honor on Nov. 7th, 2020, was the festival director himself, Jason Quin.

The event took place at the new luxury hotel The Maybourne Beverly Hills, located at 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly
Hills, CA 90210.

The event was photographed by Guillermo Proano. Also, in attendance at the official announcement were international recording artist Josh Moreland, actress Rebecca Holden,TV host Shelley Sykes, philanthropist Leith Eaton, and former Hollywood Foreign Press AssociationPresident, Aida Takla.

When asked about receiving the honor of being a judge for the 2021 Asian Film Festival, Ms. Martinez replied, “It is truly an honor and I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity…”

Amber Martinez has a few official websites, http://www.amber-martinez.com and her fan website http://www.ambermartinezofficial.com.

Festival Director Jason-Quin and Amber-Martinez

Amber Martinez official social media connections are as follows:
Twitter: @__AmberMartinez, Instagram: @amber_martinez_official, and Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/theofficialambermartinez.

This original article was published by: London-TV.co.uk

The Confederation Institute of Education is a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Asian Film Festival Los Angeles 2020 and plans research projects to support the practice of Asian young filmmakers and student film directors.












Upcoming: 2018 Miss Asia International Pageant Final – Los Angeles

We cordially invite you to join us in this grand occasion.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

506 S. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Miss Asia International Pageant is one of the world’s most prestigious beauty pageants hosted by the American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and one of the most prestigious competitions under the Miss Asia International Pageant Committee. The winner of the Miss Asian International Pageant selected, evaluated and promoted worldwide is an outstanding representative of Asian women. Their oriental beauty in appearance, intellectual and spiritual shaping is the epitome of the overall characteristics of Asian women and the common pride of Asian ethnic groups around the world. So far, the competition has successfully held 29 sessions. The 30th Miss Asia International Pageant Final Los Angeles will be held at the Millennium Hotel Los Angeles on Dec 8, 2018.

The China division of this year’s Miss Asia International Pageant has successfully held the region finals in Shenyang and the Chengdu in this September and October 2018. The China Final was successfully held in Beijing on November 11st 2018

The annual Miss Asia International Pageant has become the most famous beauty pageant in China and Asian countries. Through the beauty pageant contest, the diversity of Asian ethnic culture in the United States and the beauty that Asian women have both in common and distinctive features are shown. The contest is a huge public cultural activities, 2018 Miss Asia International Pageant of all the sponsorship benefits, all will be donated to the 501 (c) (3) non-profit cultural education research institutions – The Confucius Institute of Education, dba Confederation Institute of Education (CIE), a think tank, help implement the “Asian Youth Culture Innovation Entrepreneurship Volunteers Project ” of public welfare undertakings, and promote the minority cultures of innovation entrepreneurship research cooperation and exchanges.

For more information about Miss Asia International Pageant, please visit in website and facebook at

https://missasiainternational.org/ : https://www.facebook.com/maip1980