Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

Vienna, Austria

Monika Froehler

Chief Executive Officer

Julia Zimmerman

Program and Organizational Associate

Julia Zimmerman is an American national who has been living and studying in Vienna for the past five years. She recently participated as a member of the organizational team of the ACUNS 2018 conference held at the UN in Vienna on SDG 5: Achieve gender quality and empower all women and girls. As a journalist, Julia has had articles published on both In Depth News and SDGs for All on topics related to gender empowerment and security. Previously, she interned with the NGO CARE on a project working to end child marriage in Bangladesh and Nepal. She is also a dedicated member of the V-Day movement to end gender-based violence globally, organizing and directing events both in the US and abroad.


Viola Christian

Program and Organizational Associate

As a multi-ethnic individual and a dual citizen of Germany and the United States, Viola represents a lot of what it means to overstep imaginary borders as a global citizen. In her free time Viola volunteers at the UN Women National Committee of Austria, promoting the empowerment of women in Jordan’s largest refugee camp Za’atari through education, safety and economic independence. Previously, she gained non profit experience working at the Austrian Fundraising Association and in a Berlin social startup, constantly advocating how modern technology and innovation can contribute to civil society’s capacity to change our world for the better.

Minji Kwag

Communications and Media Associate

Minji Kwag has served as a Global Reporter of Korean Government Broadcasting Service (KTV), reporting on international affairs since 2015, for which she was granted the Minister’s Award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea. She co-founded Seoul Young Leaders Club as a branch of the Rotary Club of Seoul and served as a Programming Chair. She is also one of the co-founders and board members of East Africa’s first talent incubating company, Moment of Music Entertainment, and conducted various projects to empower women and youth in Ethiopia. Previously she worked as an intern at the UNIDO ITPO Korea and as a KOICA ODA Intern at Seoul National University.