According to the 2006 Australian Census there were over 83,000 Australians who declared their Macedonian identity. The greater the number of people with Macedonian identity and ancestry, the more attention will be paid to the community by the government and important organisations and groups.
Today, as it did over a century ago, Ilinden stands as a testament of Macedonian freedom, as well as a challenge to our future generations to keep this vision alive. On this day of the anniversary of Macedonia’s nationhood, the United Macedonian Diaspora would like to salute all those who have fought to keep the Macedonian vision alive, and stand side…
August 2, 2011 – Washington, D.C.; Toronto, Canada; Canberra, Australia – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonians to affirm what unites us during today’s 108th Anniversary of Ilinden – in particular, our name Macedonia, our Macedonian national identity and ethnicity, our Macedonian language, and our Macedonian heritage. In addition, we recognize that, for thousands of years, Macedonians…
1 August 2011 – Canberra, Australia – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the official appointment of Martin Nikoloski as its Regional Representative for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Canberra region reaching another important milestone in its growth strategy in Australia.
July 11, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, June 25, 2011, during the 3rd Annual United Macedonian Diaspora Global Conference, UMD Board of Directors Chairman Stojan Nikolov announced the Board’s unanimous decision to appoint current UMD Perth/Western Australia Regional Representative Dame Krcoski to the UMD Board of Directors.
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.
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.
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.
3 Weeks Till the UMD Global Conference Celebrating Macedonia!!!
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.
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.
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.