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UMD Congratulates Australia On Security Council Seat; Thanks Macedonia for Voting in Favour

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates Australia for winning a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.  Since Australia announced its bid in March 2008, UMD has been a strong advocate and supporter, particularly through the Roadmap for Advancing Australia-Macedonia Relations.  UMD thanks Macedonia for voting in favour of Australia’s membership on the UN Security Council.  As it assumes this…

UMD President to Serve Full-Time and New Chairman Appointed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 10, 2009 – The Board of Directors of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) announced today that UMD President Metodija A. Koloski will serve UMD full-time effective July 13, 2009.  Mr. Koloski will be based at UMD’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “This is a monumental occasion for the Macedonian community because Mr. Koloski’s full-time service to UMD marks…

UMD publishes UMD Voice – Summer edition

UMD publishes UMD Voice – Summer edition

Dear Friends: On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Editorial Committee of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and everyone who contributed to this issue, I am pleased to announce the publication of Summer 2008 issue of UMD Voice (formerly UMD Quarterly). This impressive publication is the culmination of months of effort by a group – primarily volunteers from…

Call for Applications: Internships at Macedonian Embassy in Washington

The Embassy of Macedonia is announcing its 1st Call for Applications for three internship positions in cooperation with the United Macedonian Diaspora. Description The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity for involvement in governmental affairs, and to provide a general understanding of the Macedonia-U.S. bilateral relationship through the dynamics at work in the Embassy of the Republic…

Pleased to Announce the Launch of UMD Quarterly

Pleased to Announce the Launch of UMD Quarterly

The United Macedonian Diaspora is very pleased to announce the launch of its publication UMD Quarterly.  This publication will inform our members, supporters, and friends about UMD’s progress over the last three to four months, and it will also serve as a strong voice for the Macedonian diaspora around the world. Highlights from our Summer Issue:     * Exclusive interviews…

Macedonian to cycle Europe in 59 days!

Delco Angelov is a 54-year-old marathon cyclist from Macedonia with a strong will and full confidence that will lead him to cycle 16,102 km (10,005 miles) around 28 European countries, starting on May 17, 2007. Macedonian marathon cyclist Delco Angelov in May this year will put his physical abilities to the test and will try to cycle Europe in or…

Australia Should Urge Greece to Uphold Human Rights Laws

For Immediate Release: 5/23/07Contact: Tom Vangelovski, Director, Canberra Office Phone: (0) 4 14 441 579 E-mail: [email protected] CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – The United Macedonian Diaspora encourages the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon John Howard MP to use his meeting on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 with his counterpart Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis to call on Greece to cease the repression of its ethnic…

UMD Remembers President Trajkovski

UMD Remembers President Trajkovski

Washington, D.C. – February 26 marks the 3-year anniversary of the tragic plane accident that caused the death of the former Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski and his entourage.  The president and his associates were heading towards the regional economic forum in Mostar, Bosnia.President Trajkovski stood behind his people through many trials and tribulations.  His thoughts are prevalent even today.  “The…

CONGRATULATIONS! 15th Anniversary of Macedonian Independence!

Release No. 06-09/08 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 8th, 1991, the citizens of Macedonia gathered at their nearest polling place and voted, through a referendum, for the Socialist Republic of Macedonia to secede from the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and become an independent democratic entity, the Republic of Macedonia.  Fifteen years later, the United Macedonian Diaspora, unified in spirit and recollection…

CONGRATULATIONS! 15th Anniversary of Macedonian Independence!

CONGRATULATIONS! 15th Anniversary of Macedonian Independence!

Release No. 06-09/08  WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 8th, 1991, the citizens of Macedonia gathered at their nearest polling place and voted, through a referendum, for the Socialist Republic of Macedonia to secede from the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and become an independent democratic entity, the Republic of Macedonia.  Fifteen years later, the United Macedonian Diaspora, unified in spirit…

UMDiaspora Representatives Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia

Washington, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora representatives, Metodija A. Koloski, Denis Manevski, and Marina Veljanovska, met yesterday with United States Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic to discuss U.S.-Macedonian relations.  UMDiaspora expressed gratitude over the U.S. Government’s continued policy in referring to Macedonia by its constitutional name, noting its dissatisfaction over the Greek Foreign Minister’s warning yesterday…