United Nations Names Wonder Woman an Honorary Ambassador

By Maryann Yin 

Wonder Woman Amazon Princess (GalleyCat)Wonder Woman has been declared the United Nations’ first honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. This comic superhero will serve as the face of a year-long campaign in the fight for gender equality.

Here’s more information from the United Nation’s website: “The Wonder Woman campaign will highlight what we can collectively achieve if women and girls are empowered – along with examples of women and girls who have made and are making a difference every day by overcoming barriers and beating the odds to reach their goals. The campaign is about women and girls everywhere, who are wonder women in their own right, and the men and boys who support their struggle for gender equality, bringing about positive change in their homes, workplace, communities, countries and the world together.”

According to the press release, the campaign will be kicked off with a designation ceremony which is scheduled to take place on October 21 starting at 12 p.m. ET. Some of the attendees include U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, Wonder Woman T.V. series actress Lynda Carter, and Wonder Woman movie actress Gal Gadot. Click here to watch the livestream event.