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.


Maximilian Lehmann

Program and Organizational Associate

For the past year, Mr. Lehmann worked for the former Federal President of Austria, co-chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Dr. Heinz Fischer as his Press Secretary for the commemorative year 2018. During this period he was able to help with the organization of the inauguration ceremony of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Austria. Before that Mr. Lehmann participated in the electoral presidential campaign of Alexander Van der Bellen as part of his communications and social media team. In 2016, Lehmann completed his mandatory social service for the Republic of Austria in a Jewish retirement home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Mr. Lehmann will soon continue to pursue his Bachelor degree.

Minji Kwag

Communications and Media Associate

Minji Kwag has served as a Global Reporter of Korean Government Broadcasting Service (KTV), reporting on global affairs in more than 10 countries since 2015, for which she was granted the Minister’s Award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. 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.