Every young girl has stepped into the iconic Wonder Woman pose, hands on hips and head held high. She’s the ultimate symbol of female strength, and the United Nations seems to agree.
The United Nations has just named comic book heroine Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador to aid in promoting messages about “women’s empowerment and gender-based violence,” according to BBC. It couldn’t be official without a ceremony, but since Wonder Woman herself can’t be there, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson will act in her stead.
The ceremony will take place on October 21, and rumors are that some of the actresses who have played the heroine will also be in attendance. It just so happens that the ceremony falls on the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman’s creation.
The character was first introduced by DC Comics in 1941 as a trial run to see how a female hero would fare with the public. Naturally, they loved her so much that she became a fixture.
Of course, the most famous version of Wonder Woman was played by Lynda Carter, who starred in the Wonder Woman television show between 1975 and 1979.
The newest Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, made her debut in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will also be appearing in an upcoming solo movie and a Justice League film.
“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,” said Maher Nasser from the UN’s Department of Public Information.
Thanks to the United Nations, donning Wonder Woman’s cape and tiara have become a sign of something even bigger. There’s no telling how the UN will implement the Amazonian warrior into their future campaigns, but it’s exciting to see a fun new symbol of hope for girls everywhere.