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Over 1,000 Guests Attended UMD Global Conference in Toronto

Over 1,000 Guests Attended UMD Global Conference in Toronto

The 2nd Annual United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Global Conference was a huge success, with over 1,000 Macedonians and friends of Macedonia attending from close to 20 countries from June 3-6, 2010. The closing Gala on Saturday, June 5, 2010 brought together over 500 guests to the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto to honor UMD Goce Delchev Award recipient Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, UMD Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and pillar of the Macedonian community John L.N. Bitove, C.M. and UMD Macedonia Friendship Award recipient Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Multicultural Minister Jason Kenney.

UMD Board Elects Stojan Nikolov as New Chairman

UMD Board Elects Stojan Nikolov as New Chairman

Washington, D.C. – July 27, 2010 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) announced today that its Board of Directors elected Stojan Nikolov as Chairman for the upcoming year.  Nikolov takes over the role of Chairman from current UMD Vice President Aleksandar Mitreski who served as Chairman since July 2009.  The Chairmanship is a one year position and the Chairman is selected by the Board from its members.  Nikolov has been a member of the UMD Board for the last two years serving as Development Director of UMD Voice magazine.  In addition, he oversees the development of new technologies to promote UMD, such as YouTube and Facebook, and he helps maintain the UMD website. 

Important Survey of Australian-Macedonian Community



In partnership with the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Macedonian Diaspora, you are invited to participate in the following survey about people of Macedonian background living in Australia.  The survey is about the ways in which connections with Macedonia are maintained by migrants, children of migrants and those who have a close connection with Macedonia.  It should take from 10 to 20 minutes to complete depending on how much you want to say. 

Happy Macedonian Independence Day!

September 8, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates nineteen years since Macedonia and the Macedonian people declared independence from communism.  Macedonians worldwide are celebrating Independence Day, from celebrations in the Republic, to festivals in Albania, flag raising ceremonies in Melbourne, Australia, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Cleveland, Ohio to a boat cruise on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.  Happy Macedonian Independence Day!

Rula Benevolent Society of Toronto Donates $5,000 to UMD

December 3, 2010 – Toronto, Canada – UMD (Canada) is proud to announce that it has received a generous charitable donation of $5,000 from the Rula Benevolent Society of Toronto.  The venerable organization has been active in the Toronto community since the early 1950s, serving the patriotic Macedonians from the village of Rula, in the Lerin region of Aegean Macedonia,…

Our vital work to defend Macedonia depends on you…

Dear Friend, Being one of the co-founders of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and serving as its Vice President since 2008, I can attest to the vital work that this organization has been doing since its foundation in 2004.  We started this organization in order to promote the Macedonian interests, culture and history and defend it from those who constantly…