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Macedonia at the Pittsburgh East European and Slavic Fall Festival

Macedonia at the Pittsburgh East European and Slavic Fall Festival

On Sunday, October 30, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) promoted Macedonia at the Eastern European and Slavic Fall Festival held at the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. Organized by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Yugoslav Room Committee, the festival highlighted the history, people and cultures of Southeast Europe, especially the nationalities…

We Have Always Been, Are, and Will Always Be Macedonia

We Have Always Been, Are, and Will Always Be Macedonia

Just hours ago, Greece’s President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, made inflammatory and patently false remarks about Macedonia, claiming that Macedonia “was, is, and will remain Greek.” He continued his historically illiterate diatribe by claiming that Macedonians “falsify history” and “use a name that it is not entitled to.” We here at the United Macedonian Diaspora strongly condemn these statements. We find it…

John Bitove’s Memory Lives On Through Education of Future Macedonian Leaders

The memory of the late John L. N. Bitove—a champion of Macedonian human rights, who was passionately devoted to the betterment of Macedonians throughout the world—lives on through the annual United Macedonian Diaspora John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (UMD Bitove Scholarship). UMD is pleased to announce the first-round of 2016 recipients: Lisa Evans, Sara Gichevska, Aleksandar…

UMD Florida Promotes Macedonia; Meets Governor Rick Scott

UMD Florida Promotes Macedonia; Meets Governor Rick Scott

On October 17-18, 2017, Macedonia was one of thirty nations promoted at the 2017 Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE)—held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida thanks to the efforts of UMD Advisory Council Member and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia Dana Klein, and UMD Florida Representative Mishko Josifov. The Expo, which included…

UMD Urges President Trump to Push Prime Minister Tsipras to Unblock Macedonia’s NATO Membership

UMD Urges President Trump to Push Prime Minister Tsipras to Unblock Macedonia’s NATO Membership

On October 16, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump prior to his scheduled meeting with the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Alexis Tsipras at the White House today urging him to push Prime Minister Tsipras to unlock Macedonia’s well-deserved NATO membership. UMD also urged President Trump to ensure a high-level…

NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2017 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40 List

NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2017 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40 List

The UMD is once again looking to honor 40 of our community’s most promising young individuals of Macedonian descent. Since 2014, the 40 Under 40 program has been an important way for UMD to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of leaders from the global Macedonian diaspora family. Past recipients have been prominent leaders in business, politics, medicine, and the arts,…

NEW UMD PUBLICATION: “Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest”

NEW UMD PUBLICATION: “Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest”

The United Macedonian Diaspora is proud to announce the publication of a 474-page academic journal Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest, which features the proceedings of UMD’s 4th Annual Global Conference of the same name held July 24 through August 2, 2013 in Skopje and Ohrid, Macedonia. The Conference sought to explore “the implications the Balkan Wars…

Dr. Natasha Garrett Named to UMD Board, Donald L. Sazdanoff to UMD Advisory Council

Dr. Natasha Garrett Named to UMD Board, Donald L. Sazdanoff to UMD Advisory Council

United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – a non-partisan organization serving the global Macedonian community – has named Dr. Natasha Garrett to the UMD Board of Directors and Donald L. Sazdanoff to the UMD Advisory Council – who is an inaugural Macedonian Companion member. “I am thrilled to be joining UMD’s Board and excited to be working with an amazing team of…

ОМД против селективната правда на Македонскиот судски систем за случајот Темелко

ОМД против селективната правда на Македонскиот судски систем за случајот Темелко

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) внимателно го следи развивањето на настаните по повод приведувањето на градоначалникот на Пустец, Албанија, Едмонд Темелко и изразува незадоволство за селективниот пристап на Македонските судски институции. Во период кога сите судски обвиненија подигнати од Специјаното јавно обвинителство (СЈО) се одолговлекуваат и во период кога нити еден друг обвинет товарен за истотиот случај не е притворен, ОМД…

ОМД до Грчкиот МНР Коѕијас: Македонското име не е предмет на преговори

ОМД до Грчкиот МНР Коѕијас: Македонското име не е предмет на преговори

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) е вознемирена од предлогот на Грчкиот Министер за Надворешни Работи Никос Коѕијас, кој тврди дека спорот за уставното име на Република Македонија може да биде решено преку мерката “пакет преговори.” Ова претставува уште еден обид кој укажува дека Грчката влада, во целост и некомпромисно, ги негира човековите права на Македонскиот народ. Воедно, Грчкиот став наведува дека…

UMD Message to Greek Foreign Minister: Macedonia’s Name is Non-Negotiable

UMD Message to Greek Foreign Minister: Macedonia’s Name is Non-Negotiable

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is shocked and disturbed by the suggestion of the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, that the dispute over the use of the Republic of Macedonia’s constitutional name can be resolved through “package-negotiations.” This is yet another in a long line of instances that demonstrates the Greek government’s complete and utter disregard for the…

UMD Statement Following Meetings with Prime Minister Zaev and UN Special Envoy Nimetz

UMD Statement Following Meetings with Prime Minister Zaev and UN Special Envoy Nimetz

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), based in Washington, D.C., concluded its annual visit to New York on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The group, led by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski, was joined by Southeast Europe Coalition Co-Chair and Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina Executive Director Ajla Delkic, a long-time UMD partner organization. UMD New…