Policy and Education

State Department Fact Sheet: Adriatic Charter

Fact Sheet Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Washington, DC April 10, 2006 Adriatic Charter Secretary of State Colin Powell, together with his colleagues, Foreign Ministers Meta, Picula and Mitreva, signed the Adriatic Charter in Tirana, Albania, May 2, 2003. The Adriatic Charter, an initiative in the spirit of the 1998 U.S.-Baltic Charter, was proposed jointly by the Presidents of…

MHRMI 2006 Annual Report – The Macedonian Minority of Greece

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has issued its 2006 Annual Report – The Macedonian Minority in Greece, outlining Greece’s systematic policy of forced assimilation and persecution of its Macedonian minority. Greece vigorously denies the existence of any ethnic minorities on its territory and attempts to suppress any voices that advocate human rights. Simply raising the issue of the Macedonian…

Australian Parliamentarian Speaks Out on Macedonian Identification

The Honorable Peter Breen brings to the attention of the New South Wales Parliament the plight of Macedonians who have been denied the right to ethnic self-identification by the States of Greece, Bulgaria and Albania, as well as by Australian governments, under pressure from a lobby of the Greek State   Taken from NSW’S Parliament website.  MACEDONIAN IDENTIFICATION Page: 63…

ABA Sends Letter to Congressman Tom Lantos Supporting the Republic of Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora would like to extend its sincere thanks to the American Bosnian Association for its recent letter to Congress supporting the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia. Though motivated, our organization can only succeed in its goals through solidarity with unbiased third parties, capable of distinguishing the gross injustices carried out in the name of national chauvinism. …

RIP Andrej Zdravkovski

It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow to the family and friends of 4-year-old Andrej Zdravkovski that we announce his passing away on March 4, 2007. May God Rest His Soul. Although the members of the United Macedonian Diaspora did not have the chance to meet young Andrej in person, he touched our lives, showing us that giant-sized courage…

UMDiaspora Reacts to Errors Posted by Lonely Planet

UMDiaspora reacts and tries to educate www.lonelyplanet.com, a leading travel guide website, regarding posted historical errors about Macedonian history. Below is a letter that one of our members sent to the editorial staff of www.lonelyplanet.com Dear Sir/Madam, I’m writing about your ‘history’ background of Macedonia. In general, it is an excellent summary of the country’s history from the ancient past…

Macedonian Center of New York and UMDiaspora to Hold Literary Evening

The Macedonian Center of New York in collaboration with United Macedonian Diaspora is holding a literary evening featuring a presentation on Recent Works that Promote Macedonian History and Culture in the United States. The Macedonian Center of New York in collaboration with United Macedonian Diaspora cordially invites you to a literary evening featuring a presentation on Recent Works that Promote…

Macedonian Embassy and UMDiaspora to Hold Literary Evening

The Embassy of Macedonia in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with United Macedonian Diaspora is holding a literary evening featuring a presentation on Recent Works that Promote Macedonian History and Culture in the United States. The Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in collaboration with United Macedonian Diaspora cordially invites you to a literary evening featuring a presentation on Recent Works…