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Congressman Troy Balderson Joins Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans

Congressman Troy Balderson Joins Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is thrilled to announce that Congressman Troy Balderson (Republican-Ohio’s 12th Congressional District) has officially joined the bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans. The Macedonia Caucus is dedicated to maintaining and strengthening a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and Macedonia. Congressman Balderson shares many of the same values as our community.…

UMD Mourns the Loss of Kiril Grozdanovski

UMD Mourns the Loss of Kiril Grozdanovski

With deep sadness, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) mourns the loss of Kiril Grozdanovski. Kiril was self-employed in the business marketing industry, and he aspired to one day own a business in his father’s hometown of Bitola, Macedonia. He passed away on Sunday, November 10th at the age of 29. An integral part of the Macedonian community, Kiril loved being…
UMD: MAKtivists Conduct Macedonian Advocacy Day in Congress

UMD: MAKtivists Conduct Macedonian Advocacy Day in Congress

On Friday, November 8, 2019, a day before UMD’s 15th Anniversary Celebration and Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony, UMD members gathered on Capitol Hill for a day of advocacy. Led by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski and the first-ever Director of National Advocacy, Marija Georgievski, UMD met with offices of multiple Congress members from the House and the…
UMD Now Accepting Internship Applications

UMD Now Accepting Internship Applications

Description: The United Macedonian Diaspora provides internship opportunities as an International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow throughout the year. The program’s purpose is to provide experience for those interested in Macedonia,Southeast Europe, U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, NATO, and the European Union. This opportunity can serve to introduce and advance a career in foreign policy, journalism, public relations, human rights, advocacy,…

Изјава на ОМД за концертот на грчката православна заедница од Јужна Австралија

Изјава на ОМД за концертот на грчката православна заедница од Јужна Австралија

Грчката православна заедница во Јужна Австралија, преку нивниот танц ансамбл, и во координација со грчката музичка група Микри Компани, во моментов го промовираат нивниот танцувачки концерт како ‘‘Патување низ Македонија и Тракија‘‘. Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) би сакала да ја потсети грчката и меѓународната заедница дека промовирањето на грчка култура и музика како ‘‘македонска‘‘, без да направи никаква разлика помеѓу…

UMD Statement on Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Dancing Concert

UMD Statement on Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Dancing Concert

The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Dance Academy, along with the Greek musical group Mikri Kompania is currently advertising their dancing concert as “A journey through Macedonia and Thrace.” The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) would like to remind the Greek community, and the international community abroad that promoting Greek culture, music, etc. as “Macedonian”, whilst making no distinctions nor…

UMD President Speaks at Macedonian Canadian Lawyers Association Dinner

UMD President Speaks at Macedonian Canadian Lawyers Association Dinner

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Macedonian Canadian Lawyers Association (MCLA) hosted a dinner at Trattoria Fieramosca in Toronto, attended by thirty Canadian lawyers of Macedonian heritage. Following an hour networking reception, all attendees introduced themselves, where in Macedonia their roots are from, as well as the mark they have made on Canadian society. United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) President, Metodija…

UMD’s Newest Weekly Economic Brief

UMD’s Newest Weekly Economic Brief

UMD is pleased to bring to you the fifth issue of UMD’s Weekly Macedonia Economic Brief. This edition features: Macedonia’s pollution problem, USAID’s newest initiative for Macedonian farmers, Macedonia’s low wages, and the Euro-Arab World Summit; this issue also take a look at the stock exchange from 10/23-10/30. This week’s brief also highlights data on Macedonia’s current imports, exports, and…

UMD Hosts Macedonia Economic Climate and Outlook Roundtable Discussion

UMD Hosts Macedonia Economic Climate and Outlook Roundtable Discussion

On Friday, October 11, 2019, UMD hosted a roundtable discussion with Dijana Despodov, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia (AmCham Macedonia). Despodov worked as an external relations professional for over 15 years, working in a variety of different areas like advocacy, public relations, research and analysis, and international development. Despodov moved back to Macedonia after 12…

UMD Announces First Director of National Advocacy Marija Georgievski

UMD Announces First Director of National Advocacy Marija Georgievski

Ohioan Marija Georgievski has been appointed by the UMD Board of Directors as UMD’s first volunteer Director of National Advocacy. Georgievski, a proud Macedonian with roots from the Resensko region of Prespa, for the past year has spent building up the base for greater engagement by the Macedonian-American community and working on developing a 50-state strategy to expand efforts.  Georgievski…