Civil Rights

Remembering Ilinden

Remembering Ilinden

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonians to affirm what unites us during today’s 114th Anniversary of Ilinden and to remember the values that the Macedonian freedom fighters of 1903 have instilled in our national identity. Our rightful claim to Macedonia, our Macedonian culture, our language, and our heritage all stem from the 10 days and 10 nights…

UMD: Macedonia-Bulgaria Agreement is Unconstitutional and Contradictory

UMD: Macedonia-Bulgaria Agreement is Unconstitutional and Contradictory

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), being the leading organization of Macedonians outside Macedonia, expresses its serious concerns over the incomplete, vague and contradictory content of the Treaty of Friendship, Good-Neighborly Relations, and Cooperation between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Bulgaria. UMD believes that the signing of such an agreement—as well as the possible ratification in the Assembly…

ОМД: Нејасен и Контрадикторен Договор Помеѓу Македонија и Бугарија

ОМД: Нејасен и Контрадикторен Договор Помеѓу Македонија и Бугарија

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД), како најголема организација на Македонците надвор од Македонија, изразува загриженост заради непотполната, нејасната и контрадикторната содржина на Договорот за Пријателство, Добрососедство и Соработка Меѓу Република Македонија и Република Бугарија. ОМД смета дека потпишување како и евентуална ратификација во Собранието на Република Македонија на договорот со моменталната содржина, негативно би се одразил врз македонските национални интереси, но…

UMD Appalled By Increasing Serbian Nationalism Against Macedonia

UMD Appalled By Increasing Serbian Nationalism Against Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is appalled by reports that the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Irinej has rejected the request by Macedonia’s government to commemorate the second Ilinden in our nation’s history at the Prohor Pchinski Monastery*, currently located in Southwest Serbia. Despite the belief that church and state are separate in Serbia, UMD strongly believes that the SOC’s rejection,…

UMDiaspora Expresses Gratitude to Slovenian Parliamentarian Jelko Kacin

UMDiaspora sends a letter of gratitude to Jelko Kacin for his continued support to the Republic of Macedonia’s aspirations to join the European Union.   Dear Mr. Kacin: The United Macedonian Diaspora, a Washington D.C. based organization with local offices across the world, would like to thank you on behalf of all Macedonians for your energy and activism in supporting…

Letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice

UMDiaspora provides documentation to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the state sponsored discrimination against Macedonian minorities in Greece. In addition, UMDiaspora encourages the U.S. to continue its support to Republic of Macedonia after formally recognizing the country under its constitutional name on November 4th, 2004. July 1st 2005 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice U.S. Department of State 2201…

Colorado: Steamboat Springs Rotary Collects Computers for Macedonia

Rotary Announces International Service Projects Although there are few Macedonians in the famous Colorado ski resort Steamboat Springs, locals are becoming familiar with Macedonia.  Presentations on Macedonia have been given at Yampa Valley University Women Club, Kiwanis Club, Peace and Justice Club and the Rotary Club.  Hundreds of used computers and reading materials are being assembled by the Steamboat Springs…

Greek President Denies Existence of Macedonian Minority in Greece

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International Press Release – May 21, 2006 Macedonian Human Rights Movement International applauds Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski’s statement in response to comments by Greek President Karolos Papulias stating that there is no Macedonian minority in Greece. On May 17, 2006, Papulias said, “There is no Slavic minority in Greece, there is only a Muslim minority which…

MHRMI 2006 Annual Report – The Macedonian Minority of Greece

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has issued its 2006 Annual Report – The Macedonian Minority in Greece, outlining Greece’s systematic policy of forced assimilation and persecution of its Macedonian minority. Greece vigorously denies the existence of any ethnic minorities on its territory and attempts to suppress any voices that advocate human rights. Simply raising the issue of the Macedonian…