Last week we commented on the United Nations‘ plans to designate October 21 ‘Wonder Woman Day’ with Lynda Carter in attendance (as reported by Closer Weekly). Since then, more information about the event has been revealed, including reports that the ceremony will be more of a bestowment, designating the character an honorary ambassador for female empowerment. It’s all part of the UN campaign, Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals To Transform Our World – of which the 5th goal is to Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.
“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. — NPR.org
Yesterday, both Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot officially announced their attendance – almost verbatim – via social media:
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 13, 2016
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson are scheduled to attend – and possibly other notable guests. The designation will take place at the United Nations New York City headquarters on Friday, October 21, 2016.