US Relations

Macedonian envoy visits Hamburg

 Source: The Buffalo News By Elmer Ploetz NEWS STAFF REPORTER When Jack Edson started to introduce the guests at the Hamburg Library Friday, he held up a pair of books. One featured children’s favorite Junie B. Jones. The other was the Bible. Both were written in the Macedonian language — and in the Cyrillic alphabet. The books were two of…

UMD Thanks Congressman K. Michael Conaway

June 18, 2008 The Honorable K. Michael Conaway511 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 RE:  Withdrawal of Sponsorship of House Resolution 356 Dear Congressman Conaway: On behalf of all Macedonian-Americans, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) thanks you for withdrawing your co-sponsorship of House Resolution 356.  Your wise decision to withdraw your sponsorship of House Resolution 356 honors the Republic of…

UMD Honors Victims of 9/11

Dear Fellow Macedonian-Americans: The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonian-Americans to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon our nation.  Today is a day to remember both those who lost their lives during the attacks and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation in the years that have followed.  UMD…

UMD Co-Sponsors International Conference on U.S.-Central and East European Relations

UMD Co-Sponsors International Conference on U.S.-Central and East European Relations

Helps generate concrete policy recommendations for incoming U.S. administration By Andrej Josifov On October 2, 2008, UMD was a core sponsor, along with the Hungarian American Coalition and the American Polish Forum, of an international conference entitled, New Allies and the New U.S. Administration: Priorities for U.S.-CEE Relations, hosted by the renowned Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington,…

UMD Congratulates President-elect Obama

UMD Congratulates President-elect Obama

Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2008 – The United Macedonian Diaspora sent the following letter of congratulations to Barack Obama after his election to become the 44th president of the United States. The full text of the letter from UMD follows:  Dear President-elect Obama: On behalf of all Macedonian-Americans, the United Macedonian Diaspora extends to you our warmest congratulations on your historic victory. …

Macedonian-Americans Congratulate President Obama

Macedonian-Americans Congratulate President Obama

Washington, D.C. – January 21, 2008 – The United Macedonian Diaspora extended to President Barack Obama congratulations on his historic inauguration yesterday.  The full text of the letter from UMD follows: Dear President Obama: It is with great pleasure that we at the United Macedonian Diaspora congratulate you on your inspirational and historic inauguration as the 44th President of the United States…

Greek-Americans Working to Block U.S. Aid to Macedonia

 Greek-Americans through the American Hellenic Institute are trying to block U.S. foreign assistance to Macedonia…are you going to let them succeed? On March 26, 2009, the American Hellenic Institute Executive Director, Nick Larigakis, testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Related Programs regarding the Administration’s foreign aid proposals for Fiscal Year (FY 2010) urging Congress to block…

15 Members of Congress Urge Support for Macedonia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 4, 2009 – Today, 15 Members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognizing Macedonia as a staunch ally and trusted partner.  Led by Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey and Congressman Mark Souder of Indiana, the letter urged the “new administration to review Macedonia’s contribution to stability in the southern…

UMD Commemorates 5th Anniversary of U.S. Recognition of Macedonia’s Constitutional Name

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 4, 2009 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorates today the fifth anniversary of United States recognition of Macedonia’s constitutional name.  “I will never forget November 4, 2004 – this was one of the proudest days for me as a Macedonian-American,” stated UMD President Metodija A. Koloski. “The United States has been one of, if not…

UMD Appoints Boban Jovanovski as Director of U.S. Operations

The United Macedonian Diaspora is proud to announce the appointment of Boban Jovanovski as Director of U.S. Operations.  Mr. Jovanovski is one of the original co-founders of the United Macedonian Diaspora and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  Prior to his appointment as Director of U.S. Operations, Mr. Jovanovski was responsible for helping craft UMD’s public policy statements, which…

Macedonians – Stand Up and Be Counted!

Macedonians – Stand Up and Be Counted!

GREAT NEWS!!!  The U.S. Census 2010 Form is now available on the U.S. Census Bureau website in Macedonian!  We thank Danijela Wilson (translator) and Trajko Papuckoski for all their hard work in making this happen, together with the U.S. Census Bureau team.  This is quite an accomplishment, as it is the first time any U.S. Census Form has been translated into Macedonian. …