US Relations

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and its next generation of leaders program – Generation M – are pleased to announce that the 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference #MALC2015 will be held on May 8-10, 2015 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State University’s Macedonian-American Student Organization (MASO) has taken a leading role in hosting the conference this year. UMD,…

UMD President to Testify Before U.S. Congress on Macedonia

UMD President to Testify Before U.S. Congress on Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading voice of close to half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, has been given the unprecedented opportunity to testify before the U.S. Congress. On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, UMD President Metodija A. Koloski will testify on U.S.-Macedonia relations and U.S. aid programs to Macedonia at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. before…

UMD to Honor Dana Klein and Nicholas Thaw with Macedonia Friendship Awards

UMD to Honor Dana Klein and Nicholas Thaw with Macedonia Friendship Awards

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) will honor two distinguished individuals – Macedonian Honorary Consul General Dana Klein and International Music and Art Foundation’s Nicholas Thaw – with UMD’s Macedonia Friendship Awards at Miami’s renowned Bakehouse Art Complex tonight. Since 2009, both Klein and Thaw have been members of UMD’s Advisory Council. Macedonia’s new Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Vasko…

UMD & Macedonia Remember 9/11

UMD & Macedonia Remember 9/11

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) remembers 9/11. Macedonia has steadfastly stood by the United States in its missions in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. “As a peace-loving member of the community of democratic nations, Macedonia did not want this war, but the regime of Hussein, despite the commitment of the international community did not leave any option but to be disarmed…

UMD Joins Nation-Wide Effort to Highlight Immigrant History and Future of America

UMD Joins Nation-Wide Effort to Highlight Immigrant History and Future of America

Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora proudly announced its support of the first-ever Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative organized by the non-profit Welcome.us to partner with corporations, media outlets, organizations, celebrities, athletes, faith, civic, and political leaders to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants. “Macedonians have been coming to the U.S. for over a century and have contributed to…

UMD Met Congressman Bentivolio of Michigan to Discuss U.S.-Macedonia Relations

UMD Met Congressman Bentivolio of Michigan to Discuss U.S.-Macedonia Relations

On Monday, April 28, 2014, UMD President Metodija A. Koloski and International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Lidija Velichkovska met with Congressional Caucus of Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans member Congressman Kerry Bentivolio of the 11th District of Michigan. UMD thanked Congressman Bentivolio for his strong friendship of Macedonia, advancing the U.S.-Macedonia relationship, and for being one of the original co-sponsors of H.…

UMD Board Member Joins Illinois Business Immigration Coalition Steering Committee

Given its work on immigration reform in the U.S., and ensuring the Macedonian-American community’s views are equally represented, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to inform that its Board Member and Director of Charitable Efforts Natalia Buling-Betinski has joined the Steering Committee of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC). “Being born to immigrant parents from Macedonia, I have witnessed…

Rep. Miller Introduced Resolution Expressing U.S. Support of Macedonia’s Accession to NATO

Source: Website of Congresswoman Candice S. Miller of Michigan U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after introducing a House Resolution (H.Res. 543) affirming the support of the United States for Macedonia’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “One of the first countries to offer the U.S. support after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Macedonia has…

Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Trent Franks (Republican-8th Congressional District of Arizona) became the newest member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). “Congressman Franks, a champion of global human rights and religious freedom issues, is a great friend of Macedonia and a huge supporter of its accession into NATO,” said…

Congresswoman Miller: Honoring Boris Trajkovski

Taken from thomas.loc.gov Statement by Rep. Candice S. Miller of Michigan February 25, 2014 Mr. Speaker – I rise today to honor Boris Trajkovski. As the founder and chair of the Congressional Caucus of Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans, and having one of the largest Macedonian communities in my district, I would like to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic and…

Macedonian-Americans Take Part in White House Ethnic Day

Macedonian-Americans Take Part in White House Ethnic Day

A delegation of Macedonian-Americans took part in a February 7th White House Forum with Ethnic American Leaders. UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov and UMD member Marija Nikolov traveled from Massachusetts, UMD Advisory Council Member Mark Mitskovski traveled from Buffalo, New York, and UMD Los Angeles Representative Dimitar Nasev traveled from Los Angeles, California to join UMD Board Member and Treasurer Lidija…