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Wonder Woman becomes U.N. Ambassador

by Neil Bui
Wonder Woman fighting off Parademons from the pages of Justice League. Courtesy of DC Comics.

Wonder Woman fighting off Parademons from the pages of Justice League. Courtesy of DC Comics.

Wonder Woman has been known as an Amazon princess, a demigoddess, and an emissary/ambassador of her people to the world of man. This year, Diana of Themyscira will become recognized as the United Nations honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls.

The announcement of the Amazon’s new title will be at an official designation event held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Oct. 21, in line with the 75th anniversary of the DC’s leading lady.

In attendance of the ceremony will be U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, the latest actress to portray Diana Prince Gal Gadot, and the iconic actress Lynda Carter.

This event will be the first meeting of the two actresses. Gal Gadot made her debut earlier this year in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will return to the role in 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and 2018’s “Justice League.” Lynda Carter played the role in the 70’s on the popular television series named after the character. DC Comics has decided to continue the legacy of the television series by publishing “Wonder Woman ’77,” a comic book series by Marc Andreyko.

This ambassadorship comes with the start of a major global campaign to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, which is a mission to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”

Read more about Goal No. 5 here: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/gender-equality/

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