Wonder Woman Named Honorary U.N. Ambassador

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October 12, 2016

Wonder Woman will soon become an honorary United Nations ambassador for the empowerment of girls and women.

The designation will occur on October 21, at U.N. headquarters in New York. On hand will be Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, which owns Wonder Woman publisher DC Comics; and some yet-to-be-announced guests. The website Comic Book Resources has reported that Lynda Carter, who portrayed Wonder Woman on TV, will be among the famous people present. Other actresses who have portrayed the iconic character through the years may well be on hand.

Also taking place at the event will be the launch of another phase of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal #5, which aims to achieve gender equality around the world.

William Moulton Marston and his wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston, created Wonder Woman, who first appeared in print in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941.

In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Wonder Woman, she has been the focus for several high-profile initiatives. In print, she was part of DC’s Rebirth series (complete with a new origin story). She was part of a series of Forever stamps from the U.S. Postal Office. She had a major part in the recent live-action movie Batman v. Superman. And in 2017, she will star in her own live-action film.

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