Culture

UMD Congratulates Sydney-based Macedonian Library on 35th Anniversary

The United Macedonian Diapsora (UMD) is pleased to congratulate the Grigor Prlicev Macedonian Literary Society and Library in Sydney, Australia as they mark their 35th Anniversary.  The Library, named after the well-known Macedonian author Grigor Prlicev, was founded on March 31, 1978 by a group of enthusiastic members of the Australian-Macedonian community in Sydney in order to perserve, study, and…

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…

2012 International Food and Culture Festival A Huge Success

2012 International Food and Culture Festival A Huge Success

19 April 2012 – Joondalup, Western Australia – Proudly organised by the ECU Student Guild and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the 2012 International Food and Culture Festival, held today, was a huge success with an attendance estimated between 800-1000 people. 

Located at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup Campus, the festival showcased foods from Macedonia, Italy, Israel, Turkey, India and many more.

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2012 International Food and Culture Festival A Huge Success

2012 International Food and Culture Festival A Huge Success

19 April 2012 – Joondalup, Western Australia – Proudly organised by the ECU Student Guild and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the 2012 International Food and Culture Festival, held today, was a huge success with an attendance estimated between 800-1000 people. 

Located at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup Campus, the festival showcased foods from Macedonia, Italy, Israel, Turkey, India and many more.

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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,…

ОМД Повикува на Прекин на Преговорите, Враќање на Опозицијата во Собранието и Право на Глас за Дијаспроата

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) во име на сите членови на организацијата и целата македонска дијаспора низ светот, искажува длабока загриженост за начинот на кој власта раководи со “спорот со името” со Грција како и за политичките игри на партиите и нивното манипулирање со демократските процеси во институциите. ОМД подеднакво е разочарана и од начинот на кој партиите го третираат прашањето…

Help Save the BBC Macedonian Service

Help Save the BBC Macedonian Service

The British Broadcasting Service (BBC) announced last week that they would cut five language services in order to cut costs.  The five language programs are Albanian, Macedonian, Serbian, the English service for the Caribbean region and Portuguese for Africa.  UMD urges you to help us save the BBC Macedonian Service.  Macedonians worldwide and friends of Macedonia, headed by Macedonia’s first…

UMD and ATAA Held 3rd Annual Macedonian-Turkish Friendship Happy Hour

January 24, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The Assembly of Turkish American Associations and the United Macedonian Diaspora held the 3rd Annual Macedonian-Turkish Friendship Happy Hour at ATAA’s Turkish House Washington, D.C.  Over 80 guests joined in the festivities, which featured Macedonian and Turkish wine and cuisine, and traditional music and dancing, making it the most attended Macedonian-Turkish Friendship Happy Hour thus far.

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UMD Voice Spring 2010 is Here!

Dear UMD Voice Readers,

The Macedonians are one of those rare nations where the number of people outside of the home country’s borders may actually exceed the number within. Therefore, the Macedonian Diaspora is not only a part of the Macedonian identity, but it is actually a huge part of that identity, with substantial satellite communities around the world.

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