Superhero Saturday: The United Nations lassos Wonder Woman as their honorary ambassador

For 75 years, Wonder Woman has been Paradise Island’s ambassador for peace, equality, truth, love, justice, and sisterhood.

Now, the United Nations is about to make it official when they issued a statement naming the Amazonian warrior princess as their Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.  According to Comic Book Resources, the announcement will take place during an event in New York a week from Friday at the United Nations Headquarters.  Attending the event are United Nations Security-General Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, and not one Wonder Woman but two in the form of Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot, The Los Angeles Times reports.

Carter put all her might on the side of right in the role of “Wonder Woman”, which aired from 1975 to 1979 on ABC and CBS: fighting the forces of evil for the red-white-blue known as the United States of America, making a hawk with dove, stopping wars with love against the tyranny of the Nazis, as well as terrorism, organized crime and corruption in the modern world of man.  Reruns of “Wonder Woman” can be found on Me-TV’s “Sci-Fi Saturday Night”.

Gadot brought Wonder Woman onto the big screen in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, where she wasn’t with either Batman (Ben Affleck) or Superman (Henry Cavill), but she was still with them: becoming a superhero trinity in their climatic fight against Doomsday.  Gadot will return as Wonder Woman – who’s not like any other woman – in next summer’s solo titular film, followed by “Justice League” the following fall.

Naming Wonder Woman as ambassador coincides with the start of a global campaign in honor of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal #5, where its core purpose is to “achieve global equality and empower all women and girls”.

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