Wonder Woman, who was originally played on the television series of the same name in the 1970s by Lynda Carter, just got to add something really cool to her already very impressive resume. The iconic superhero is now a U.N. Ambassador. In coordination with it being the 75th anniversary of this feminist icon’s debut, Wonder Woman will be given the title of ‘Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls’ in a ceremony on October 21. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, will be doing the honors. This day will also be known as Wonder Woman Day (so if you were planning on being her for Halloween now you have two occasions to wear the costume.)
“Wonder Woman’s character is the most iconic and well known female comic book superhero in the world, known for her strength, fairness and compassion, and her commitment to justice, peace and equality,” Maher Nasser, outreach director of the United Nations’ Department of Public Information, said in a statement to NPR. Wonder Woman also got her own stamp this year as part of the legacy celebration.
The event is part of a bigger global campaign to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. The campaign is being sponsored by Warner Bros and DC Entertainment who are also supporting the UN and Unicef’s female empowerment campaign.
It’s an already big year for the superhero with arguably the best jewelry ever as a highly anticipated film about the Amazonian starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine will be hitting theaters this summer. Mark your calendars.