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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…

UMD Expands to Germany and The Netherlands

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading organization for Macedonians worldwide, is pleased to announce the expansion of its operations into Europe with the appointment of Filip Altiparmakovski as UMD’s The Netherlands Representative, Igor Danajlovski as UMD’s Dusseldorf/Germany Representative, and Goce Peroski as UMD’s Stuttgart/Germany Representative.  Altiparmakovski will cover Brussels as well temporarily until UMD appoints a representative directly based…

UMD Urges Resolution of Differences in Macedonia Through Dialogue

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading voice of Macedonians abroad, is concerned by the recent developments in Macedonia’s Parliament during the 2013 Budget vote, including the violent confrontations inside and outside of the Parliament building.  UMD strongly urges all parties and citizens of Macedonia to remain calm and to work together to resolve their differences.   “Macedonia needs statesmanship…

UMD Appoints Montreal Representative

UMD Appoints Montreal Representative

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Aleksandra Nasteska as UMD Canada’s first Regional Representative for Montreal.  “As the second largest city in Canada, it is only natural that UMD Canada expand its operations to the Montreal region,” said UMD Board Member and Canadian Operations Director Jim Daikos.  “Aleksandra joins the UMD…

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading organization for the Macedonian Diaspora worldwide, is pleased to announce that its 4th Global Conference (UMD GC2013) will be held in our ancestral and historical homeland, Macedonia from July 24-August 2, 2013.  The theme of the conference – Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest – will coincide with the 100th…

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors has officially appointed Alexander Avramoski as the new Regional Representative for Sydney and New South Wales (NSW), Australia.  The Board thanks outgoing representative Tony Joseski for his great work, service, and friendship.  UMD Board Member and Australia Director Ordan Andreevski stated, “Alexander has been recruited for this important leadership position in Sydney…

Meet UMD’s 2012 Fall Fellows

Meet UMD’s 2012 Fall 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 fall: Ana Donevska David, Milena Furnadziska, Tamar Gzirishvili, and Zlata Unerkova.  Rebecca Sherriffs is our Media/Public Relations Intern based out of Perth, Australia.  Our Social Media Coordinator Milka Trajkova, who interned for UMD this past…

Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Appointed Macedonian Honorary Consul General in California

Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Appointed Macedonian Honorary Consul General in California

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) warmly congratulates our dear friend Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. on being appointed the first Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia to the State of California, based out of Ontario, California.  Peykoff is the Founder and Chairman of Niagara Bottling, LLC – the largest private label bottled water company in the Western Hemisphere.  “I’m…

Macedonian Lawyer Chris Paliare Named One of 50th Most Influential People in Toronto

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates long-time UMD friend, supporter, and Macedonian Companions member Chris Paliare, O.Ont., LSM, LL.B., LL.M. on being named one of the 50th most influential people in Toronto in the December 2012 Issue of Toronto Life Magazine.   Toronto Life Magazine describes Paliare, aged 68, as someone who “has a stellar record handling multi-million-dollar commercial suits and…