The Next UN ambassador for girls’ empowerment is, DC Comics’, announced by the United Nations.
The UN is enrolling the super-powers of the Themiscyran Princess for a new campaign to empower women and girls.
The comic and television series heroine will be formally designated as the UN honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls during a ceremony attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and “surprise guests” at the UN headquarters in New York on October 21.
The event will mark the start of the UN’s global campaign to hold up Sustainable Development Goal #5, in an attempt to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” on the event of 75th anniversary of “Wonder Woman”.
UN says, “Gender equality is not only a primary human right, but a necessary foundation for a prosperous, peaceful and sustainable world”. “Providing women and girls with equal admittance to education, healthcare, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.”
DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson will attend along with “surprise guests” — possibly actress Lynda Carter who portrayed Wonder Woman in the hit TV series in the 1970s.
The ceremony will launch a year-long campaign on gender equality and women’s empowerment, which is one of the UN’s new global goals for the next 15 years.
Wonder Woman was first created in October 1914 when female superheroes were rare, the character was a means to test the appeal of its character. It soon became a hit among young girls who were inspired by the fictional character and her boldness.