Dear Friend, Being one of the co-founders of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and serving as its Vice President since 2008, I can attest to the vital work that this organization has been doing since its foundation in 2004. We started this organization in order to promote the Macedonian interests, culture and history and defend it from those who constantly…
In this issue: :: Macedonian Literature to be Taught at Yorktown High School :: Op-Ed: Numerous slights raise questions of Obama’s support of Macedonia :: Zimbabwe and Bolivia Recognize Macedonia :: 3rd Macedonian-Turkish Friendship Happy Hour :: and much more… Click HERE to download your free copy.
26 January 2011 – Melbourne, Australia – UMD wishes the entire Australian Macedonian community a Happy Australia Day and celebrates the 100 years of contribution to Australian society by Macedonians on the continent.
Dear Friend: Per a January 22, 2011 decision of the Board of Directors, from this day forth the United Macedonian Diaspora will make public its annual financial report. UMD, which has become a leading global organization representing the interests and needs of Macedonians worldwide, aims to become more open and transparent to the wider Macedonian community. Each and every one…
The ECU Student Guild from Edith Cowan University in Perth and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) are organizing the first-ever Macedonian Food Festival to be held at the University on the 8th of April, 2011. This event is an ECU Student, Staff and Visitor event. The 1st Macedonian Food Festival will showcase Macedonia’s rich cuisine and heritage. Macedonian food will…
The United Macedonian Diaspora (“UMD”) is pleased to announce the 2011/2012 application process for their John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards to assist young Macedonians pursuing an undergraduate degree in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States.
April 11, 2011 – Toronto, Canada – On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the United Macedonian Diaspora (“UMD”) presented to three aspiring young Canadian-Macedonians with their 2010 John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (“Bitove Scholarship”). The Awards, in the amount of $2,000 each, were presented to Alexandra Close, Alexander Karapancev, and Biljana Markovska during a ceremony at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada before family members, friends and supporters of UMD.
Don’t let our Macedonian heritage be erased from history, participate in the 2011 Census. According to the 2006 Canadian census, only a small fraction of the Macedonian community (37,050) claimed their Macedonian ethnicity. It is vital that all Canadians of Macedonian descent declare their ancestry.
3 Weeks Till the UMD Global Conference Celebrating Macedonia!!!
June 6, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins millions of Macedonians throughout the world in congratulating Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for successfully winning yesterday’s elections in Macedonia. UMD congratulates Miki Dodevski (Australia), Risto Mancev (Europe), and Pavle Sazdov (North America) on being elected as the first members of Macedonia’s Parliament from the Diaspora.
UMD successfully completed its 3rd Annual Global Conference (UMD GC2011) at the JW Marriott in downtown Washington, D.C. from June 23-25, 2011. Macedonians and friends of Macedonia from Australia, Canada, Macedonia, and the United States traveled to attend UMD GC2011 making it a truly global event!This year marks the 20th Anniversary since Macedonia’s Independence; therefore, UMD’s Board of Directors titled UMD GC2011 “Shaping the Future,” and envisioned a policy-oriented conference where participants could discuss Macedonia’s progress, current state of affairs, and future.
July 1, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, June 25, 2011, during the Gala of the 3rd Annual United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Global Conference celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Republic of Macedonia’s Independence, UMD launched a new program: Macedonian Companions.