Name Recognition

UMD Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Macedonian-Chinese Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 12, 2008 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates the 15th anniversary since the start of relations between the Republic of Macedonia and the People’s Republic of China, and congratulates both countries on their continued efforts to straighten their ties and mutual understanding.  Metodija A. Koloski, President of the United Macedonian Diaspora stated, “China was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of Macedonia.”  “Today signals the starting point of new and improved relations between the Republic of Macedonia and the People’s Republic of China,” Koloski further noted. 

UMD Board Meets with Ambassador Nimetz

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…

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.

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.”  

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.