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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…

Winter 2011 Macedonian Diaspora Bulletin

In this issue: :: Macedonian Literature to be Taught at Yorktown High School :: Op-Ed: Numerous slights raise questions of Obama’s support of Macedonia :: Zimbabwe and Bolivia Recognize Macedonia :: 3rd Macedonian-Turkish Friendship Happy Hour :: and much more…  Click HERE to download your free copy.

UMD Treasurer’s Report for 2009 and 2010

Dear Friend: Per a January 22, 2011 decision of the Board of Directors, from this day forth the United Macedonian Diaspora will make public its annual financial report.  UMD, which has become a leading global organization representing the interests and needs of Macedonians worldwide, aims to become more open and transparent to the wider Macedonian community.  Each and every one…

1st Macedonian Food Festival – Perth, Western Australia

1st Macedonian Food Festival – Perth, Western Australia

The ECU Student Guild from Edith Cowan University in Perth and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) are organizing the first-ever Macedonian Food Festival to be held at the University on the 8th of April, 2011.  This event is an ECU Student, Staff and Visitor event.  The 1st Macedonian Food Festival will showcase Macedonia’s rich cuisine and heritage.  Macedonian food will…

UMD Announces 2010 Bitove Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Recipients

UMD Announces 2010 Bitove Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Recipients

April 11, 2011 – Toronto, Canada – On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the United Macedonian Diaspora (“UMD”) presented to three aspiring young Canadian-Macedonians with their 2010 John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (“Bitove Scholarship”). The Awards, in the amount of $2,000 each, were presented to Alexandra Close, Alexander Karapancev, and Biljana Markovska during a ceremony at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada before family members, friends and supporters of UMD.

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.