Wonder Woman to be UN ambassador for women's empowerment

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Oct 13 2016 08:13 AM

Wonder Woman will be officially designated as the UN honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Matt Cowan, AFP

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is enlisting the super-powers of Wonder Woman for a new campaign to empower women and girls.

The comic and television series heroine will be officially designated as the UN honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls during a ceremony attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on October 21.

DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson will attend along with "surprise guests" -- possibly actress Lynda Carter who portrayed Wonder Woman in the hit TV series in the 1970s.

The ceremony will launch a year-long campaign on gender equality and women's empowerment, which is one of the UN's new global goals for the next 15 years.