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Wonder Woman Will Become an Honorary UN Ambassador

Oct. 12, 2016

The Amazonian superhero will help support worldwide gender equality

The next honorary United Nations ambassador won’t be a real woman at all, but a fictional character: Wonder Woman will receive the honor on Oct. 21.

The Amazonian superhero has been named for her symbolic ability to champion global gender equality. Seventy-five years after the comic book character first appeared, she’s getting a new boost of popularity in the run-up to the film starring Gal Gadot, to premiere in June 2017.

Wonder Woman’s “swearing-in” will be attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson and other special guests.

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