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UMD Congratulates Macedonian Prime Minister Gruevski and First Diaspora MPs

UMD Congratulates Macedonian Prime Minister Gruevski and First Diaspora MPs

June 6, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins millions of Macedonians throughout the world in congratulating Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for successfully winning yesterday’s elections in Macedonia.  UMD congratulates Miki Dodevski (Australia), Risto Mancev (Europe), and Pavle Sazdov (North America) on being elected as the first members of Macedonia’s Parliament from the Diaspora. 

3rd Annual UMD Global Conference in Washington, D.C. – Huge Success!

3rd Annual UMD Global Conference in Washington, D.C. – Huge Success!

UMD successfully completed its 3rd Annual Global Conference (UMD GC2011) at the JW Marriott in downtown Washington, D.C. from June 23-25, 2011. Macedonians and friends of Macedonia from Australia, Canada, Macedonia, and the United States traveled to attend UMD GC2011 making it a truly global event!This year marks the 20th Anniversary since Macedonia’s Independence; therefore, UMD’s Board of Directors titled UMD GC2011 “Shaping the Future,” and envisioned a policy-oriented conference where participants could discuss Macedonia’s progress, current state of affairs, and future.

UMD Appoints New Australian-Based Board Member

UMD Appoints New Australian-Based Board Member

July 11, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, June 25, 2011, during the 3rd Annual United Macedonian Diaspora Global Conference, UMD Board of Directors Chairman Stojan Nikolov announced the Board’s unanimous decision to appoint current UMD Perth/Western Australia Regional Representative Dame Krcoski to the UMD Board of Directors.

UMD Commemorates Ilinden — Asks All Macedonians to Affirm What Unites Us

August 2, 2011 – Washington, D.C.; Toronto, Canada; Canberra, Australia – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonians to affirm what unites us during today’s 108th Anniversary of Ilinden – in particular, our name Macedonia, our Macedonian national identity and ethnicity, our Macedonian language, and our Macedonian heritage.  In addition, we recognize that, for thousands of years, Macedonians…

UMD Congratulates Macedonia’s EuroBasket Win Over Greece

September 3, 2011 – Skopje, Macedonia – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board Chairman Stojan Nikolov and President Metodija A. Koloski, who are on an official visit to Macedonia to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence, send their congratulations to Macedonia’s Men’s National Basketball Team over tonight’s 72:58 win against Greece at the European Basketball Championship (EuroBasket 2011) in Lithuania. 

UMD Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence

September 8, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins all Macedonians throughout the world today in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of a free, independent, and sovereign Republic of Macedonia.  UMD congratulates all Macedonian citizens, Macedonia’s leadership, and the entire global Macedonian community on this auspicious occasion.  UMD uses this opportunity to reiterate its position that the…

UMD Honors TCA Chairman with Macedonia Friendship Award

UMD Honors TCA Chairman with Macedonia Friendship Award

September 19, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – On August 31, 2011, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) bestowed upon the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) Chairman Dr. Yalcin Ayasli its distinguished Macedonia Friendship Award at the Macedonian Presidential Palace in Skopje, in the presence of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov. The Award was presented by UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov and President Metodija A. Koloski following a meeting with President Ivanov in the presence of Dr. Ayasli’s family. 

My UMD Membership Helps Macedonia Every Day

My UMD Membership Helps Macedonia Every Day

I Support the Macedonian Cause and UMD’s Indispensable Work Your commitment to becoming a member today is necessary for UMD to make an impact globally while continuing the Macedonian struggle for justice and preservation of our name, heritage, identity, and language. Your annual membership gift will go a long way towards our charitable programs in Macedonia and around the world,…

Happy 8th Anniversary United Macedonian Diaspora!

Dear Friend: As I write this, I am thinking of my grandmother Baba Mica who suffered a stroke this week, and is in a coma in the hospital in Bitola.  My mother and entire family are in Macedonia, expecting the worst.  But I have hope.  My friend Natalia called me yesterday to give me some more hope, as Macedonian Orthodox…