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Winemaker Sonja Magdevski to Emcee UMD’s 10th Anniversary Gala in Washington, D.C.

Winemaker Sonja Magdevski to Emcee UMD’s 10th Anniversary Gala in Washington, D.C.

Over 250 guests expected from throughout the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Europe. Are you attending? Sonja Magdevski is the owner and winemaker of Casa Dumetz Wines. Sonja is a small, boutique producer of primarily Rhone varietals sourcing fruit from premier Santa Barbara County vineyards, in addition to her small private vineyard of Pinot Noir in Malibu. Sonja began making wine…

Macedonian Flag Over Wall Street, New York City

Macedonian Flag Over Wall Street, New York City

On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and the Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia in New York organized the first-ever Macedonian flag raising ceremony at the Charging Bull Triangle, Wall Street area, in New York City on September 8, 2014.  The flag will fly for five business days at this…

UMD Announces 2014 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40

UMD Announces 2014 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce its 2014 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40. UMD sought out nominations for forty rising stars of Macedonian heritage who are rocking their field of expertise as diverse as technology, business, real estate, medical field, finance, teaching, arts, law, and believe it or not, government. The process was done solely on nominations,…

UMD Responds to Ridiculous Recent Op-ed

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) rejects the August 8 op-ed attacking it on the Mkd.mk site. We don’t know whether we should be amused by this sophomoric smear or file a libel suit. In any case, the op-ed writer’s collection of false accusations is but only the most recent example of misinformation and posturing from ill-informed and/or disingenuous detractors. As…

Apply for the UMD International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Internship in Washington, D.C.

DESCRIPTION: The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is a leading international non-governmental organization promoting the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., UMD has built a formidable operations network throughout the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Europe, with membership spanning six continents. Learn more about UMD by visiting http://www.umdiaspora.org. The UMD offers internships (title: UMD International…

UMD: Where would we be now if it weren’t for Ilinden?

UMD: Where would we be now if it weren’t for Ilinden?

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins millions of Macedonians and friends of Macedonia globally in commemorating the 111th Anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising declaring the first-ever, albeit short-lived, dream of a free, independent, and sovereign Macedonia, in the form of the Krusevo Republic, and 70 years of ASNOM, when a permanent Macedonian state became a reality. The Ilinden Uprising and…

UMD: Macedonia’s New Government to End the Political Polarization

UMD: Macedonia’s New Government to End the Political Polarization

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates the formation of a new government in Macedonia. UMD encourages the new cabinet to work on improving the economic situation in the country and ensuring a better future for Macedonian citizens. UMD recognizes the strong polarization among political lines in Macedonia, and urges all political leaders in Macedonia to end the political polarization. The…

UMD Announces Summer Fellows in Washington, D.C.

UMD Announces Summer Fellows in Washington, D.C.

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to introduce to you our current International Policy and Diplomacy Fellows working from the UMD office in Washington, D.C. this summer: Brennan Hicks, Filip Jotevski, Gizem Korkmaz, and Brooke Lee. The UMD Fellowship Program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in current affairs regarding Macedonia and Southeast Europe. This Fellowship/Internship Program…

UMD-CMPF Macedonian Tribute Ball to Honor Paliare and Bitove

UMD-CMPF Macedonian Tribute Ball to Honor Paliare and Bitove

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and Canadian Macedonian Place Foundation (CMPF) are pleased to announce a special collaboration – the Macedonian Tribute Ball – to honour two distinguished Canadians of Macedonian origin – Chris Paliare and Vonna Bitove. The Macedonian Tribute Ball will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Paliare will receive the Global UMD Lifetime Achievement Award, and…

UMD Encourages Rethinking of Macedonia Diaspora Voting Strategies

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly encourages Macedonia to rethink its diaspora voting strategies, policies and business practices in order to generate much wider support from the Macedonian diaspora worldwide, especially in Australia, and in relation to quality parliamentary representation, legitimacy and connection between the state, MPs from the diaspora and other key stakeholders. “The current diaspora voting model is…