Name Recognition

UMD Statement Following Meetings with Prime Minister Zaev and UN Special Envoy Nimetz

UMD Statement Following Meetings with Prime Minister Zaev and UN Special Envoy Nimetz

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), based in Washington, D.C., concluded its annual visit to New York on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The group, led by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski, was joined by Southeast Europe Coalition Co-Chair and Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina Executive Director Ajla Delkic, a long-time UMD partner organization. UMD New…

ОМД: Изјава по средбите со владината делегација и медијаторот Нимиц

ОМД: Изјава по средбите со владината делегација и медијаторот Нимиц

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) со седиште во Вашингтон ја започна работната недела во Њу Јорк остварувајќи средби со Македонската владина делегација која учествува на 72то генерално собрание на Обединетите нации (ОН) и со специјалниот медијатор во преговорите за името на ОН, Метју Нимиц. На средбата со Македонската владина делегација, која траеше не полни два часа, предводена од премиерот Зоран Заев,…

#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.…

UMD Praises VP Pence, Urges Him to Underscore U.S. Support for Macedonia’s NATO Membership

UMD Praises VP Pence, Urges Him to Underscore U.S. Support for Macedonia’s NATO Membership

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) praises U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on his first visit to the Balkans to underscore America’s commitment to NATO enlargement for the region at the U.S.-Adriatic Charter Summit in Montenegro. UMD urges Vice President Pence and the Trump Administration to dedicate all diplomatic resources to ensure Macedonia becomes NATO’s 30th member as soon as possible.…

UMD Engages with Australian Policymakers in Canberra

UMD Engages with Australian Policymakers in Canberra

Between 25-27 May 2015, a delegation from UMD (Australia) met with leaders in the Australian Parliament with the objective of advancing Australia Macedonia Relations and building closer ties between the Macedonian community and the Australian Government and the Parliament. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations between Australia and Macedonia. Left to right in…

Madeleine Albright Agrees With Us

Madeleine Albright Agrees With Us

In a speech on May 13, 2015 at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on “Before and After Dayton: Bosnia’s Past and Its European Future,” former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said that Greece’s dispute over Macedonia’s name is the crazies of crazies of international disputes in response to a question posed by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski.…

UMD Applauds Luke Simpkins on Urging Change of Australian Policy on Macedonia Name

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia) applauds last night’s speech by Australian Member of Parliament Luke Simpkins for Cowan, and a recipient of UMD’s Macedonia Friendship Award in 2013, calling on Australia’s government to recognise Macedonia. UMD Australia has long held the position that Australia’s policy is outdated and the government must change this and recognise Macedonia by her rightful and…

Macedonia’s Name and Identity Are Sacrosanct – The Charade of “Negotiations” With Greece Must End Now

The Republic of Macedonia is recognized as such (or as “Macedonia”) by more than 135 nations. Nonetheless, for over 20 years, Macedonia has too patiently entertained Greece’s canard that Macedonia should “negotiate” over its name. What a waste of time and precious resources that has been. So, what to do? UMD has the answer: Macedonia should immediately and permanently cease…

UMD Congratulates Luke Simpkins MP for Chairing the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group

The UMD has warmly welcomed the news that Mr. Luke Simpkins – Federal Member of the House of Representatives for the seat of Cowan in Western Australia will be the Chairman of the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group in this four-year term of the Australian Parliament. UMD Australia’s Director Mr. Ordan Andreevski explained, “the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group is…