Name Recognition

UMD Applauds Stephen Jones’ Call for Australian Recognition of Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia) applauds the speech by the Co-Chair of the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Mr. Stephen Jones MP in the Australian House of Representatives in which he called for bipartisan political leadership to recognise the Republic of Macedonia under its constitutional name without delay. The speech, which was recorded in the House of Representatives official Parliamentary…

Op-ed: Australian bipartisan support needed for Macedonia and its diaspora in Australia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia) is pleased to report that Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate ON LINE Opinion published yesterday an op-ed by UMD Board Member/Australia Director Ordan Andreevski on the topic “Australian bipartisan support needed for Macedonia and its diaspora in Australia.” To read the entire article click HERE. In the op-ed Andreevski states the following argument…

UMD Thanks the Czech Republic for Recognizing Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that the Czech Republic is the 135th country in the world to recognize Macedonia by its constitutional name.  Following the Hungarian recognition in December 2012, the Czech Republic becomes the 16th EU member-state to recognize Macedonia’s constitutional name.    Macedonia and the Czech Republic have enjoyed bilateral relations long before 1991.…

UMD Meets New Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

UMD Meets New Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

A delegation from the UMD Australia led by Ordan Andreevski and the Macedonian Community Council of Victoria represented by its Vice-president Aleksandar Mojsovski met with the new Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP. The meeting took place at the Minister’s electoral office in Caroline Springs in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which has a significant number of…

UMD Thanks Hungary for Recognizing Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Hungary is the 134th country in the world to recognize Macedonia by its constitutional name.  UMD thanks Prime Minister Viktor Orban, his government, and the Hungarian people worldwide for their continued strong support and friendship.  UMD uses this opportunity to commend Macedonian Ambassador Darko Angelov, who spoke at the 1st…

UMD Meets with Macedonian President Ivanov at United Nations

UMD Meets with Macedonian President Ivanov at United Nations

A delegation of United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) members led by UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov met with His Excellency Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, the President of the Republic of Macedonia yesterday at the United Nations (UN) on the sidelines of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).  President Ivanov personally thanked the delegation for the organization’s important role in uniting…

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…

GREECE DENIES ETHNIC IDENTITY OF MACEDONIANS – The real reason behind the “name dispute”

“The Greek government views the term “Macedonian” as a geographic term that describes all Greek citizens living in the Macedonian region in northern Greece. The government denies the assertions of the ethnic Macedonians in Greece that they are are a minority group; officials refer to them as “Slavophone Greeks” or “bilinguals.” – Human Rights Watch Click HERE to read Human…

Letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice

UMDiaspora provides documentation to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the state sponsored discrimination against Macedonian minorities in Greece.  In addition, UMDiaspora encourages the U.S. to continue its support to Republic of Macedonia after formally recognizing the country under its constitutional name on November 4th, 2004. July 1st 2005Secretary of State Condoleezza RiceU.S. Department of State 2201 C Street…