Name Recognition

UMD Urges End to Negotiations, Opposition’s Return to Parliament, and Diaspora Right to Vote

February 28, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), on behalf of its membership and entire global Macedonian Diaspora community, expressed today its concern over the ongoing and most recent Macedonian Government’s handling of the “name dispute” with Greece, and the political gamesmanship of Macedonia’s political parties with Macedonia’s democratic institutions.  Furthermore, UMD expressed disappointment in the manipulation of the Diaspora’s right to vote by Macedonia’s political parties.  

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…

UMD Reiterates Call Upon Macedonian Government to Cease “Negotiations” With Greece

UMD Reiterates Call Upon Macedonian Government to Cease “Negotiations” With Greece

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.   

UMD Rejects Unacceptable Statements of MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

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.”  

Macedonian Community in Australia Submits 12-Point Plan to Australian Government

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.