17 December 2010 – Vienna, Austria – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to learn that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Permanent Council, at their 844th Session, adopted by consensus a decision to change the name of OSCE’s Mission in Macedonia from the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje to the OSCE Mission to Skopje.
December 13, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) mourns the unfortunate passing of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, a distinguished American diplomat and friend to Macedonia and the Southeast European region.
November 22, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is extremely disappointed that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) did not formally invite Macedonia to become a member at this past weekend’s Lisbon Summit. UMD strongly urges NATO member states (as well as other countries) to use concerted diplomatic (and economic) efforts vis-à-vis Greece to end its opposition to Macedonia’s entry into the Alliance.
On February, 20, 2010, The Canberra Times featured the UMD Australia and New Zealand Tour. Click HERE to read feature .
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April 30, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) rejected today statements attributed to Member of the European Parliament, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis of Germany and broadcast in an interview with Deutsche Welle. The interview quotes MEP Chatzimarkakis as saying, “that an expected United Nations proposal on Macedonia’s name will include a new name for the Macedonian identity and language.”
Marking Independence Day of the Republic of Macedonia on the 8th of September, Macedonians across the country celebrated statehood as an independent nation.
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – September 9, 2009 – Yesterday, in Parliament House, Canberra, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), alongside the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) and the Macedonian National Council (MNC), hosted an Australia-Macedonia Relations forum with a number of Australian Federal Members of Parliament (MP) from the Australia-Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group.
June 5, 2009, Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) today expressed strong disappointment towards the statement of European Commission Vice President Jacques Barrot, during which he referred to the Republic of Macedonia as “Northern Macedonia.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2009 – The Board of Directors of the United Macedonian Diaspora met with the United Nations Special Envoy Ambassador Matthew Nimetz on Monday, February 2, 2009 in New York City to discuss the ongoing ‘name dispute’ between the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Macedonia. UMD reiterated its position that the Macedonian Diaspora objects to…
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There is huge unused potential for more intense political, economic and other types of cooperation between Macedonia and India, the two countries’ foreign ministers, Antonio Milososki and Pranab Mukherjee, assessed at Tuesday’s meeting in New Delhi.
Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate, ON LINE Opinion, published an article today by the Director of UMD’s Australian Operations, Ordan Andreevski, entitled Australia needs a sensible foreign policy on Macedonia. Click HERE to read the article.