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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…

UMD Mourns Loss of Macedonian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Kiril

UMD Mourns Loss of Macedonian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Kiril

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is saddened to have learned about the passing of Polosko-Kumanovski Metropolitan Kiril of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – Ohrid Archbishopric. “Bishop Kiril was one of the pillars of the Macedonian Orthodox Church and our national movement, not only at home but abroad, one of the most well-respected Bishops by the Diaspora. His loss is a…

Meet the United Macedonian Diaspora’s 2013 Summer Fellows

Meet the United Macedonian Diaspora’s 2013 Summer Fellows

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 summer: Harrison B. Hull and Brenna Sovine. The UMD Fellowship Program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in current affairs regarding Macedonia and Southeast Europe. The Fellowship/Internship Program serves as an effective means…

UMD Raises Assistance Funds for Human Rights in Greece, Hosts Unprecedented Leadership Conference in Canada

The United Macedonian Diaspora Canada (UMD Canada) held two important events this past weekend: the first assisting one of the world’s most vulnerable and discriminated Macedonian communities to preserve its rich historical culture and heritage in Greece, the second assisting one of the world’s most thriving Macedonian communities to face the challenges of the future together, in unity and friendship.…

UMD Calls on The Hague Tribunal to Re-Open Four Cases from Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has sent a letter to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), requesting that the Office of the Prosecutor resume its investigations in the four cases the ICTY returned to the Macedonian authorities in 2008. UMD sent this request as a response to the failure of the Macedonian judicial system to prosecute these…

UMD adds value to Inquiry into Migration and Multiculturalism in Australia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Australia has been officially thanked for its valuable contribution to the Parliament of Australia, Joint Standing Committee on Migration report on the ‘Inquiry into Migration and Multiculturalism in Australia’ based on its written submission. The Committee Chair, Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP, tabled the report in the Australian House of Representatives on Monday 18 March 2013.…

UMD Montreal Representative Aleksandra Nasteska Nominated for Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants Award

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that its Montreal representative, Aleksandra Nasteska, an environmental advocate, has been nominated to be one of Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants – the first Macedonian to be nominated for this prestigious award.  The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants people’s choice award recognizes immigrants who have bettered Canadian society.     UMD…

UMD Announces Canadian-Macedonian Leadership Conference in Toronto

On April 27, 2013, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) will host the 1st Annual Canadian-Macedonian Leadership Conference (#CMLC2013) at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto. The CMLC2013 will bring together Canadian Macedonian leaders of various Macedonian cultural and faith-based organizations from throughout Canada.   The Macedonian Ambassador to Canada, Ambassador Ljuben Tevdovski, as well as the North…

UMD Meets New Australian Minister for Defence Materiel

UMD Meets New Australian Minister for Defence Materiel

UMD Australia’s Representative for the ACT and Queanbeyan Mr. Martin Nikoloski met with the new Australian Minister for Defence Materiel, the Hon Dr. Mike Kelly MP.  The meeting took place at the Minister’s electoral office in Queanbeyan. Dr. Kelly is the Labor Member for the federal seat of Eden-Monaro, which has a large percentage of Macedonians especially from Ohrid, Struga…

Are you coming to Macedonia this summer?

It’s that time again! The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is thrilled to announce the launch of the official website for its 4th Annual UMD Global Conference (UMD GC2013), which will take place this summer in our ancestral and historical homeland – Macedonia – July 24-August 2, 2013.   The website link is http://www.UMDGlobalConference.org and fully bilingual in English and Macedonian.…

UMD Celebrates Re-establishment of Canada-Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group

UMD Celebrates Re-establishment of Canada-Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group

  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and the entire Canadian-Macedonian community welcome the re-establishment of the Canada-Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group (CMPFG) on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. The CMPFG will seek to forge even closer ties between Canada and Macedonia.   Originally spearheaded several years ago by Canada’s first Member of Parliament (MP) of Macedonian ancestry, Lui Temelkovski, the group has now…

UMD Calls on Bulgaria to Apologize for Deporting Macedonian Jews to Their Deaths During WWII

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorates with great sadness the 70th anniversary of Bulgaria’s mass deportation of virtually all of Macedonia’s Jewish community to its death during World War II.   UMD calls on the Bulgarian government to recognize publicly that, as a direct result of Bulgaria’s fascist government’s collaboration with Nazi Germany, 7,144 Macedonian Jews were deported to the…