UN Names Wonder Woman Honorary Ambassador For Gender Equality

Just in time for the 75th anniversary of the superheroine's debut.
PHOTO: Instagram/Gal Gadot

It seems that Wonder Woman fever is taking over the whole world.

The United Nations has announced that the superheroine will officially be an Honorary Ambassador for Gender Equality on October 21.

The said date marks the 75th anniversary of the character's debut.

In a statement to NPR, Maher Nasser, the outreach director of the UN's Department of Public Information, said, "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."

BBC News revealed, "DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson will accept the role for her company's comic book, TV and film character at a ceremony on October 21."

The report added that "the DC comics site hinted that actresses who have played Wonder Women will also attend the event."

While Wonder Woman fans rejoiced over the superheroine's added role, there's at least one group that isn't into it.

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The UK Women's Equality Party has dismissed the UN's move, saying that it's "fittingly comic that the UN could not think of a single human woman who could take on this role."

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