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10 Years Later, President Trajkovski’s Legacy Lives On

10 Years Later, President Trajkovski’s Legacy Lives On

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) issued the following statement in memory of Macedonia’s late President Boris Trajkovski who was tragically killed in a plane crash en route to Bosnia-Herzegovina on February 26, 2004, ten years ago: “President Trajkovski will always be remembered as a humble, courageous, and determined man with a creative global vision for Macedonia who always put his…

Former Macedonian First Lady and Prime Minister, current MPs Visit UMD Headquarters

Former Macedonian First Lady and Prime Minister, current MPs Visit UMD Headquarters

On February 6, 2014, at UMD Headquarters in Washington, D.C., UMD leadership met with former First Lady of Macedonia Vilma Trajkovska, former Prime Minister of Macedonia Vlado Buckovski, Vice President of the Macedonian Parliament Suzana Saliu, and Members of Macedonian Parliament Silvana Boneva and Vlatko Gjorcev. The discussions focused on U.S.-Macedonia relations, Macedonia’s NATO and EU prospects, inter-ethnic relations within…

Meet UMD’s 2014 Spring Fellows in Washington, D.C.

Meet UMD’s 2014 Spring Fellows in Washington, D.C.

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to introduce our current International Policy and Diplomacy Fellows working from the UMD office in Washington, D.C. this semester: Aleksej Demjanski, Druanna Mozingo, Lyndsy Horn, and Joseph Schifferdecker. “Aleksej, Dru, Lyndsy and Joe will be strong assets to UMD and our important work, particularly, since this year, UMD marks its 10th anniversary,” said…

Washington D.C.’s New Faces of Real Estate

Washington D.C.’s New Faces of Real Estate

Throughout 2014, UMD will feature rising stars in the global Macedonian community and conduct interviews with them as part of a Macedonian professionals series to be published on our website, as well as in future issues of UMD Voice magazine. The first in the series of interviews is with Blaze Dimov and Bojan Peovski. We hope you enjoy the interview…

Two Women Appointed to Global UMD Board of Directors

Two Women Appointed to Global UMD Board of Directors

As we approach our 10th anniversary in 2014, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of two women to serve as the newest members of the global UMD Board of Directors – Natalia Buling-Betinski of Chicago, Illinois and Vera Najdovska of Windsor, Canada. “The election of two more women to UMD’s Board reflects our value for…

UMD Applauds the Establishment of the International Macedonian Medical Society (IMMSOC)

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) applauded today the establishment of the International Macedonian Medical Society (IMMSOC). Established in September, the IMMSOC was founded by two prominent members of the Macedonian diaspora, Dr. Zoran Becvarovski MD from Sydney, Australia and Dr. Boris Karanfilov from Columbus, Ohio. “Our duty as Macedonian diaspora is to help, in any way possible, the betterment of…

Summary of 4th United Macedonian Diaspora Global Conference in Macedonia

4th UMD Global Conference Sets the Trend for Events in Macedonia Prepared by Professor Nevena Trajkov, Eastern Michigan University 2013 marks 100 years since the division of Macedonian lands. In that century, Macedonia and Macedonians endured many changes, including the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the partition and annexation of lands into other governments, and the realization of an independent…

STUDENTS: Apply Now for 2013 Bitove Macedonian Scholarship

STUDENTS: Apply Now for 2013 Bitove Macedonian Scholarship

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is calling all undergraduate and graduate students of Macedonian heritage to apply for the 2013 UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship. UMD has given out close to $30,000 in scholarships already! Deadline: December 1, 2013 UMD will award up to four scholarships for 2013, two in the amount of $2,000 each and…

UMD: 100 Years Since Bucharest: Never Again

August 10th marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Treaty of Bucharest, a document that ended the Balkan Wars. This event saw the removal of the Ottoman Empire from Macedonia, with remaining portions of territory being annexed by the kingdoms of Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and later Albania, with the approval of the world powers. The treaty led to one of…

UMD Commemorates 110th Anniversary of Ilinden

UMD Commemorates 110th Anniversary of Ilinden

August 2, 2013 — Krushevo, Macedonia — As people from across the country and UMD delegates from around the world gather at Krushevo to mark 110 years since the St. Ilija’s Day Rebellion, Macedonian patriots reflect on the sacrifices made by our ancestors for the cause of Macedonian national liberation. The August 2nd Ilinden holiday is typically marked by a…

UMD Montreal Representative Aleksandra Nasteska Wins Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

UMD Montreal Representative Aleksandra Nasteska Wins Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce that its Montreal representative, Aleksandra Nasteska, a sustainability advocate, has won the 2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award – a people’s choice award that celebrates the untold stories of outstanding immigrants. Nasteska is the first-ever Macedonian to receive this prestigious award. Click here to see the announcement. “It is a…

Mick Veloskey to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

Mick Veloskey to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce Mick Veloskey will receive the prestigious UMD Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition for his significant role in furthering the Macedonian Cause. Veloskey is the first Australian-Macedonian to receive this prestigious Award. The Award will be presented at our Gala in Sydney at Le Montage Reception on July 5, 2013. “Mr. Veloskey is…