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James Saunders to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

James Saunders to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce James Saunders will receive the prestigious UMD Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition for his significant role in furthering the Macedonian Cause. The Award will be presented at our annual Gala at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, in Toronto, Canada, on October 27, 2012.    “Mr. Saunders is truly a…

UMD Observes 100th Anniversary of First Balkan War

UMD Observes 100th Anniversary of First Balkan War

Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and all Macedonians worldwide are commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First Balkan War, on October 8th, which was the start of a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Macedonian people, particularly by the governments of Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia.     The Balkan Wars led to the unjust division…

UMD Mourns Tragic Loss of TTC Worker Peter Pavlovski

UMD Mourns Tragic Loss of TTC Worker Peter Pavlovski

The United Macedonian Diaspora Canada (UMD Canada), the voice of Canada’s close to a quarter of a million Canadian-Macedonians, mourns the loss of Peter Pavlovski, an employee of the Toronto Transit Commission who was tragically hit by a service train last Friday.  UMD Canada expresses its sincere condolences to the wife and three children of Mr. Pavlovski, to his entire…

UMD Joins Macedonians Worldwide in Celebration of Macedonia’s National Day

UMD Joins Macedonians Worldwide in Celebration of Macedonia’s National Day

As the Republic of Macedonia advances into its third decade of sovereign statehood, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins all Macedonians worldwide in celebrating the 21st anniversary of this joyful occasion.  The progress that Macedonia has made in the past 21 years has been significant.  The country has strengthened the rule of law, created a favorable business environment, improved infrastructure,…

UMD Appoints George Peters as Newest Board Member

UMD Appoints George Peters as Newest Board Member

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of George Peters as the newest member on the UMD Board of Directors.  Peters will also serve as the UMD Secretary replacing Ivona M. Grimberg who served in this capacity till June 2012 and will remain as UMD Director of Economic Development based out of Atlanta, Georgia. “On behalf…

Report Confirms Macedonian Diaspora Matters to Australia

Over 50 prominent persons from the Australian Government, from all sides of the Australian Parliament, the Macedonian Parliament, the diplomatic corps, universities, the media and the Macedonian community attended the official launch of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project report on ‘Diasporas and Links with the Homeland’ yesterday in the Australian Parliament. Click HERE to download the report.  The keynote…

UMD Commemorated Ilinden with a Panel Discussion and a Reception in Washington, D.C.

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorated the 109th Anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising by organizing a panel discussion on Macedonia’s future entitled “Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic Prospects from Journalists’ Points of View” followed by a reception featuring Macedonian specialties and wine.  The panel consisted of three renowned Macedonian journalists, Vedran Andonovski, Cvetin Chilimanov, and Irina Gelevska.  The first panelist Vedran Andonovski currently…

Macedonians Mark 109th Anniversary of Ilinden Uprising

On August 2, 1903, the St. Ilija’s Day Uprising — also known as Ilinden — was one of the most important revolts against the late Ottoman Empire.  Today, we celebrate the first realization of a Macedonian Republic, and we remember the brave men of Ilinden, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  The Ottoman Empire ruled Macedonia for nearly…

Macedonian-Australian Census Numbers Show Strong Increase

Macedonian-Australian Census Numbers Show Strong Increase

July 3, 2012 – Melbourne, Victoria – The United Macedonian Diaspora Australia (UMD Australia) congratulates the entire Australian-Macedonian community on the increased participation of Macedonians in the Australian Census of August 2011.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics initial results released last week, there was an increase of close to 10,000 Australians who identified with ‘Macedonian’ ancestry – 93,570,…

UMD Appoints Two New Board Members

UMD Appoints Two New Board Members

June 14, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lidija Stojkoska and Trajko Papuckoski to serve on the UMD Board of Directors.  Originally from the city of Kavadarci, Macedonia, Lidija Stojkoska is a Business Administration graduate based in the U.S., with a wealth of experience at Certified Public Accountants, in…

Announcing New UMD Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Announcing New UMD Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

January 25, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce its new headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.  The modern office space is located near the White House and several federal agencies, and the McPherson Square Metro Station, at 1510 H Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005.

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