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Gal Gadot to Join Lynda Carter at United Nations’ Wonder Woman Designation

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.

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“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:

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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.

Take a look at some other moments of Wonder Woman at  the United Nations:

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - Actor, writer, voiceover artist, podcaster, and pop culture nerd. Fan of The Six Million Dollar Man & The Bionic Woman (find me on the SMDM DVD bonus features, read my season three liner notes, and listen to my award-winning Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast); Star Trek (read my TNG reviews on the blog Star Trek: Two Voices with Robin Solsjö Höglund); Wonder Woman (hear/read me on the Satin Tights: A Wonder Woman Podcast/blog with Ray Caspio); and The Omen (author of the longest-running fan site, The Omen Online). Part of this nutritious geekfast!

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