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UMD Applauds Mohegan Sun for Standing By Macedonian Waitress

UMD Applauds Mohegan Sun for Standing By Macedonian Waitress

The right of self-expression is included in the First Amendment of the United States so all people, regardless of race, religion, or nationality, can express themselves freely. Many Macedonians refer to themselves as Macedonian based on the historical name of their people. Most refuse to identify by the “North” name, which was dictated by the Greek government. Concerns with how…

5th Year of Birthright Macedonia Concludes Successfully

5th Year of Birthright Macedonia Concludes Successfully

Birthright Macedonia’s 5th year came to a close in Macedonia on July 18th, and the participants were encouraged to reflect on what they had experienced over the past three weeks. Beyond working with Macedonian based organizations, the participants also got to experience the beautiful culture Macedonia has to offer. Their journey began at Porta Makedonija on June 28th, where nine…

ОМД: Список 40 Под 40 на Македонската Дијаспора

ОМД: Список 40 Под 40 на Македонската Дијаспора

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) со гордост ги соопшти финалистите на петтата селекција на најуспешни 40 македонци во дијаспората испод 40 годишна возраст. Со тоа признание, ОМД ги препознава талентот, успесите, потенцијалот и гордоста на своето македонско потекло меѓу 40 финалисти до 40 годишна возраст. „Македонците се трудољубив народ и како таков оставаат траг таму каде што живеат, тој е единствениот…

UMD Hosts Welcome Dinner with new U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia

UMD Hosts Welcome Dinner with new U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia

On June 19, 2019, the United Macedonian Diaspora hosted a dinner for the newly confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Kate Marie Byrnes. The Ambassador and her Chief of Mission, Jennifer R. Littlejohn, attended the dinner along with distinguished guests, members and supporters of UMD. Among those in attendance were representatives from various industries, all of whom have strong connections to…

ОМД На Вечера Со Новата Американска Амбасадорка до Македонија

ОМД На Вечера Со Новата Американска Амбасадорка до Македонија

Минатата недела, во своите канцеларии во Вашингтон, Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора беше домаќин на вечера во чест на новоодобрениот американски амбасадор во Македонија, Кејт Мари Брнз. Амбасадорката и заменичката кој ќе допатуваат во Македонија следниот месец, Џенифер Џеј Ар Литлџон, присуствуваа на вечерата заедно со истакнати гости, членови и поддржувачи на ОМД. Меѓу гостите присуствуваа претставници од различни индустрии, од кои…

The Unemployment Crisis in Macedonia

The Unemployment Crisis in Macedonia

The unemployment rate of Macedonians aged 20-34 was 36.3% in 2018, according to a Eurostat Report published on June 27, 2019. Over a third of young people are unable to contribute to Macedonia’s growth due to the lack of affordable higher education and job opportunities. The problem worsens for women who were found to have an unemployment rate of 42.6%.…

UMD Calls for U.S. Embassy Apology over Macedonian Anthem Blunder

UMD Calls for U.S. Embassy Apology over Macedonian Anthem Blunder

The United Macedonian Diaspora called for an immediate statement of apology by the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia for last night’s unacceptable disrespect of the Macedonian national anthem during the annual 4th of July reception. The Macedonian national anthem performed by Macedonia’s Eurovision contestant Tamara Todevska was sung incorrectly. In Todevska’s version an entire important portion of lyrics, which referred…

ОМД повикува на извинување од Амбасадата на САД поради грешната македонска химна

ОМД повикува на извинување од Амбасадата на САД поради грешната македонска химна

Обединетата македонска дијаспора повика на итно изјаснување и извинување од страна на Амбасадата на САД во Скопје, Македонија, за неприфатливата грешна македонската национална химна испеана од Тамара Тодевска за време на годишниот прием по повод Американскиот ден на независноста 4 јули. Во верзијата на Тодевска беа отстранети цел значаен дел од химната, кои се однесуваа на борците за независност на…

5th Year Birthright Macedonia Program Kicks Off in Skopje

5th Year Birthright Macedonia Program Kicks Off in Skopje

UMD is thrilled to announce our 5th year class of the Birthright Macedonia program, in partnership with our local partner – the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation – that kicked off on Friday, June 28, 2019, with an opening ceremony at Porta Makedonija (Macedonia Gate). Nine young Macedonians – Marija Anevska, Nicole Krings, Evan Nitchov, Luka Petrusevski, Anastasia Stojcev, Stefani…

Ohio Congressman Steve Chabot Joins Macedonia Caucus

Ohio Congressman Steve Chabot Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is thrilled to announce that Congressman Steve Chabot (Republican-Ohio’s 1st Congressional District) has officially joined the bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans. The Macedonia Caucus is dedicated to maintaining and strengthening a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and Macedonia. UMD is pleased to see the Caucus grow one more member…

Meet the 2019 UMD Summer Interns Class

Meet the 2019 UMD Summer Interns Class

UMD is pleased to introduce our five new Summer 2019 International Policy and Diplomacy Fellows – Taylor Clark, Nicole Fisher, Mathew Gutmann, Victoria Pollock, and Jacob Ramos – who will be interning at the UMD global headquarters in Washington, D.C. through mid-August. Since 2008, UMD has hosted over 90 undergraduate and graduate students interested in Macedonia, Southeast Europe, U.S. foreign…