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UMD Applauds 32 Members of Congress for Urging Secretary Tillerson to Visit Macedonia

UMD Applauds 32 Members of Congress for Urging Secretary Tillerson to Visit Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the voice of the Macedonian-American community in Washington, D.C., applauds the efforts of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans Co-Chairs Congressman David Trott, Congressman Brendan Boyle, Congressman Steve Stivers, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, along with members of the Macedonia Caucus and friends of Macedonia for sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex…

UMD Meets with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev

UMD Meets with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), as a leading non-partisan, non-governmental organization promoting Macedonia and the interests and needs of Macedonians abroad, reached out to the office of the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, to arrange a meeting. UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov met face-to-face with the Prime Minister on July 14, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia as…

UMD Statement on Australia’s Foreign Minister Visit to Macedonia

UMD Statement on Australia’s Foreign Minister Visit to Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for initiating a timely and historic visit to Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia from 9 – 15 July 2017. It will be the first official visit by an Australian Foreign Minister to Croatia and Macedonia. In Macedonia, Australia’s Foreign Minister will meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Foreign Minister…

3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia Kicked Off in Skopje

3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia Kicked Off in Skopje

On June 23, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and its local partner in Skopje, Macedonia, the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) kicked off the 3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia program, marking the beginning of an unbelievable three-week journey for eight students of Macedonian heritage from the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom to our homeland, Macedonia. Tyler Murray,…

High Five for Five!

High Five for Five!

High five and congratulations to the entire Ajvar 5K team for spearheading and launching this August another season of the annual charitable Ajvar 5K race – in its fifth year. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD)’s annual signature charitable program – Ajvar 5K, the brainchild concept of Beti Arsovska and Bernard Pesjak – has grown year after year and thanks to…

Macedonia’s NATO Membership: No Time for Complacency

Macedonia’s NATO Membership: No Time for Complacency

Now is the most important time for NATO to grant Macedonia membership status. The Balkans region has become increasingly unstable, and it’s imperative that American and European cooperation accompanies a strong, direct push for unity. During a hearing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Senate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation addressed a number of threatening issues pertaining to…

The Deca Begalci Live and Fight On: Greece’s Continued Refusal of Accepting its Displaced Citizens

The Deca Begalci Live and Fight On: Greece’s Continued Refusal of Accepting its Displaced Citizens

The end of the Second World War—marking a decisive conclusion to the defining conflict of the 20th century—did not bring about global peace and the end of tragedy; moreover, the Greek Civil War. The civil war spanned from 1944-1948 and carried a wave of Macedonian child refugees out of Northern Greece (Aegean Macedonia). In 1947, those who fought against the…

MALC2017’s Memorable Moments; Detroit to host MALC2018

MALC2017’s Memorable Moments; Detroit to host MALC2018

The Annual Macedonian-American Leadership Conference, abbreviated as MALC, celebrates the strong alliance between the Republic of Macedonia and the United States of America. This year, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and its young leaders program, Generation M, hosted the fourth MALC —a three-day event from June 8th-11th—that worked fervently to emphasize and reaffirm the cooperative relationship between the two countries…

UMD: Macedonia’s Leaders Have an Obligatory Constitutional Duty to Preserve Our Name and Identity

UMD: Macedonia’s Leaders Have an Obligatory Constitutional Duty to Preserve Our Name and Identity

The United Macedonian Diaspora’s continued support for the inclusion of the Republic of Macedonia into both the EU and NATO does not in any way concede a name change. Greece has been a decades’ long adversary in Macedonia’s quest for greater regional stability and security. Time and time again Macedonia has been willing to address Greece’s stated concerns – most…

UMD Statement on Formation of Macedonia’s New Government

UMD Statement on Formation of Macedonia’s New Government

As a leading non-governmental, non-political organization, founded in 2004, working to promote Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora outside of our homeland, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) welcomes the peaceful transition of power that occurred today in Macedonia and wishes the new government much success in performing their duties. UMD will work with this government, as it has worked with previous…

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – MALC2017 Registration at UMD Office – Please come to UMD office at 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Meetings in Congress 6:00 p.m. – Macedonian-American Heritage Congressional Reception in honor of June Immigrant Heritage Month featuring performance by…

UMD Position on President Ivanov Giving Mandate to Zoran Zaev

UMD Position on President Ivanov Giving Mandate to Zoran Zaev

Yesterday, Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov imparted the mandate to form a new Macedonian government to the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Zaev. Mr. Zaev provided assurances to the President that his Parliamentary majority will “guarantee the protection of the unitary character, sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and multi-ethnicity of the Republic of Macedonia.” Mr. Zaev further…