Under the rule of international law, there is no precedent granting to any government the power or authority to dictate to an independent sovereign nation what its name should be. As established by the U.N. Committee on Human Rights, worldwide diplomatic recognition of the state of Macedonia under its constitutional name the “Republic of Macedonia” is indispensable, just, and mandatory.
UMD calls on the United Nations, the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and those nations who have not yet done so, to formally convey full diplomatic recognition to Macedonia under its constitutional name, the “Republic of Macedonia." 133 nations have already recognized Macedonia by its rightful and constitutional name, which is about two-thirds of the United Nations General Assembly.
UMD reiterates its unwavering support for retention of the one and only constitutional and rightful name of Macedonia, rejects all attempts to change or impose any other name upon Macedonia and the Macedonian people, and calls upon the Macedonian government to cease the ongoing UN talks and to submit a resolution before the UN General Assembly to be re-admitted to the UN under its one and only constitutional and rightful name -- the Republic of Macedonia.
Click HERE for a fact sheet on the Greece-Macedonia “name dispute.”