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#26YearsMacedonia: Celebrating our past, looking towards the future

#26YearsMacedonia: Celebrating our past, looking towards the future

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins the global Macedonian community in celebrating Macedonia’s 26th year of independence. This day represents an opportunity for Macedonians around the world to come together and celebrate as our homeland moves towards socio-economic prosperity and stability. Today is a day for Macedonians worldwide to recognize the challenges Macedonia has faced and to look ahead to…

#26ГодиниМакедонија: Одбележувајќи го нашето минато, гледаме кон иднината

#26ГодиниМакедонија: Одбележувајќи го нашето минато, гледаме кон иднината

Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД) ѝ се придружува на глобалната македонска заедница во прославувањето на 26-тата година на независноста на Македонија. Овој ден претставува можност за Македонците од целиот свет да се здружат и заедно да прославуваат, додека нивната татковина се движи кон социоекономски просперитет и стабилност. Денес е ден за Македонците ширум светот да ги препознаат предизвиците со кои се…

Stand up for Macedonia – the perfect time to give back to your roots!

Stand up for Macedonia – the perfect time to give back to your roots!

Dear Friend, One week from today, we will mark 26 years of Macedonian independence. Since 1991, Macedonia’s sovereignty and yearning for a democratic and peaceful future has been challenged at every opportunity from forces within and by Macedonia’s neighbors. In light of this constant reality, UMD’s work is crucial to the realization of the dreams of Macedonians around the world.…

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 Statement on Australia’s Foreign Minister Visit to Macedonia

UMD Statement on Australia’s Foreign Minister Visit to Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for initiating a timely and historic visit to Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia from 9 – 15 July 2017. It will be the first official visit by an Australian Foreign Minister to Croatia and Macedonia. In Macedonia, Australia’s Foreign Minister will meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Foreign Minister…

3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia Kicked Off in Skopje

3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia Kicked Off in Skopje

On June 23, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and its local partner in Skopje, Macedonia, the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) kicked off the 3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia program, marking the beginning of an unbelievable three-week journey for eight students of Macedonian heritage from the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom to our homeland, Macedonia. Tyler Murray,…

The Deca Begalci Live and Fight On: Greece’s Continued Refusal of Accepting its Displaced Citizens

The Deca Begalci Live and Fight On: Greece’s Continued Refusal of Accepting its Displaced Citizens

The end of the Second World War—marking a decisive conclusion to the defining conflict of the 20th century—did not bring about global peace and the end of tragedy; moreover, the Greek Civil War. The civil war spanned from 1944-1948 and carried a wave of Macedonian child refugees out of Northern Greece (Aegean Macedonia). In 1947, those who fought against the…

MALC2017’s Memorable Moments; Detroit to host MALC2018

MALC2017’s Memorable Moments; Detroit to host MALC2018

The Annual Macedonian-American Leadership Conference, abbreviated as MALC, celebrates the strong alliance between the Republic of Macedonia and the United States of America. This year, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and its young leaders program, Generation M, hosted the fourth MALC —a three-day event from June 8th-11th—that worked fervently to emphasize and reaffirm the cooperative relationship between the two countries…

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – MALC2017 Registration at UMD Office – Please come to UMD office at 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Meetings in Congress 6:00 p.m. – Macedonian-American Heritage Congressional Reception in honor of June Immigrant Heritage Month featuring performance by…

Petition Against Any Changes to Macedonian Name and Identity

UMDiaspora has initiated a petition campaign . Signatories to said petition agree to act as human rights advocates pledging to end racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination against people of ethnic Macedonian origin.  Dr. Sam Vaknin, delivered a speech at the meeting of the Canada-Macedonia Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, Canada on December 4th, 1999, in which he stated in regards to the…

UMDiaspora Met with UN Envoy Ambassador Matthew Nimitz

UMDiaspora met with United Nations envoy Ambassador Matthew Nimetz to discuss his recent proposal of “Republika Makedonija-Skopje” in hopes of solving the name dispute between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece. NEW YORK – Representative leaders from the Macedonian Diaspora in North America Gligor Tashkovich of New York City, Metodija A. Koloski of the United Macedonian Diaspora in Washington,…