Name Recognition

9 year old Matej writes to President Bush

These are frustrating times for the Macedonians worldwide. Everybody is trying their best to help Macedonia in its struggle to preserve its name, identity, and dignity. Macedonians around the globe are finding ways to help Macedonia enter NATO. Little 9 year old Matej turned for help to President Bush. This is his letter that he wrote by himself and recently…

UMD Works to Protect Macedonia’s Name

UMD Works to Protect Macedonia’s Name

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 26, 2008 – On March 25, 2008, the United Macedonian Diaspora took out advertisements in three of Macedonia’s largest daily newspapers, Dnevnik, Utrinski Vesnik, and Vecer stressing that the Macedonian Diaspora is against any changes to Macedonia’s constitutional name.The advertisements titled “NATO Membership Might Have a Price, but the Macedonian Name and Identity Do Not” reminded the President and the Prime Minister of their constitutional duty to uphold Macedonia’s constitutional name.

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UMD Sends Letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Regarding Greece

Last week, UMD sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urging her to reiterate America’s recognition of Macedonia’s constitutional name, support for Macedonia’s NATO admission, and position that the “name dispute” between Greece and Macedonia is immaterial to Macedonia’s NATO bid during her upcoming meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister on February 14, 2008.

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UMD and MHRMI Met With Ambassador Nimetz Over Recent Name Issue Developments

UMD and MHRMI Met With Ambassador Nimetz Over Recent Name Issue Developments

United Macedonian Diaspora and Macedonian Human Rights Movement International – Press Release

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New York, New York – On November 8, 2007, Washington, D.C.-based United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) President Metodija A. Koloski, Vice-President Aleksandar Mitreski and Toronto-based Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) Secretary Mark Opashinov held a meeting with United Nations Special Envoy Ambassador Matthew Nimetz to discuss recent developments on the name dispute between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia.

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Resolution Unfairly Criticizes Republic of Macedonia

On October 10, 2007, representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Mark Souder (R-IN), and Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) sent a Dear Colleague to all other members of Congress over their objection of H. R. 356.  The letter can be read by clicking HERE. Act Now and Educate your Representation about H. R. 356 by clicking GREECE DENIES ETHNIC IDENTITY OF MACEDONIANS – The…

Members of Congress Voice Opinion on Macedonia Name Issue

Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Congressman Bill Souder (R-IN) earlier this week voiced their opinions on Macedonia Name Issue and their opposition to House Resolution 356.  Congressman Pascrell’s remarks, click HERE. Congressman Souder’s remarks, click HERE for Page 1, click HERE for Page 2. For more information about the rightful name of the Republic of Macedonia, please click FAQs: What is the…

UMD Sends Letter of Gratitude to Canadian PM

Please take a moment of your time to send a thank you note to Prime Minister Harper by clicking HERE and the Foreign Ministry by clicking HERE.  September 20, 2007 The Right Honorable Stephen HarperPrime Minister80 Wellington StreetOttawa, Ontario K1A 0A2Canada Dear Prime Minister Harper, The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) expresses its gratitude to the Government of Canada for its…

Canada Recognizes Macedonia’s Constitutional Name

Canada Recognizes Macedonia’s Constitutional Name

UMD Sends Letter of Gratitude to Canadian PM

The United Macedonian Diaspora is pleased to announce that Canada recognized Macedonia by its constitutional name.  UMD is most grateful to the Canadian Government and congratulates all Canadian-Macedonians on this momentous occasion – their dedication, perseverance, and endless efforts contributed towards this positive change of Canadian policy.  Macedonians started immigrating to Canada over a century ago and have helped build Canadian society in all spheres of life – social, economic, and political.  Today, around 200,000 Macedonians live in Canada.

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FAQs: What is the rightful name of Republic of Macedonia?

What is the rightful name of the Republic of Macedonia? The Republic of Macedonia rejects the name “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” in favor of its constitutional name, the “Republic of Macedonia,” as chosen by the Macedonian people and enshrined in their constitution.  This is a position shared by 120 other nations, including the United States, which officially recognized…