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Wonder Woman Is Becoming an Official UN Ambassador

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Not Gal Gadot, or Lynda Carter, or the multitude of voice actors, writers, and artists that have lent their talents to DC’s premier female hero over the last 75 years. The actual fictional character is becoming an honorary leader in the UN’s efforts to bring gender equality to the world.


Announced today by the United Nations, Wonder Woman will be officially “sworn in” as the UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls at an event at the UN Headquarters on October 21st, attended by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, and a host of other guests.

The event, part of DC’s ongoing celebration of Diana’s 75th anniversary, will launch a new UN initiative (presumably spearheaded by Wonder Woman in her new “role”) to support the UN’s fifth sustainable development goal, the equal treatment and empowerment of women and girls across the world. A champion of love, truth, and justice like Diana seems like the perfect woman for the job, really.



James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Angrier Geek

Of course! Ain’t you heard? She can “...make a hawk a dove/stop a war with love/change their minds and change the world!”