United Nations to Name Wonder Woman Honorary Ambassador

In the DC Universe, "Wonder Woman" has long acted as an ambassador from her native land, but soon the Themiscyran Princess will take on the role for real when she becomes UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

According to a statement released by the UN, the official announcement of "Wonder Woman's" new title will be made at an event held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Friday October 21.

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The ceremony will be attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and some "surprise guests" – hopefully including Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter and every other actor who has appeared in the role over the years.

The event is planned to launch a landmark global campaign supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal #5, namely to "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls," on the occasion of "Wonder Woman's" 75th Anniversary.

It's difficult to think of a hero better suited to her task. As the lyrics of her classic 1970s TV series put it – "All the world is waiting for you and the power you possess… change [people's] minds, and change the world!"

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The "Wonder Woman" solo film stars Gal Gadot and will hit cinemas on June 2, 2017, ahead of Zack Snyder's "Justice League" on November 17, 2017.

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