Tag: Macedonia

UMD Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

UMD Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

The United Macedonian Diaspora, (UMD), a leading organization promoting the interests and needs of Macedonians globally, calls for pause and reflection on the centenary of Armistice Day. In commemorating the conclusion of one of the worst wars in modern European history, leaders from the UMD have called on a reflection of Macedonia’s experience in war, and in peace, over the…

Announcing the Formation of The Ilinden Games

Announcing the Formation of The Ilinden Games

Birthright Macedonia, in cooperation with Boots for Balkans, proudly announces the formation of the ILINDEN GAMES. The ILINDEN GAMES will offer, for the first time ever, amateur athletic events to all-Macedonian players and teams from around the world to come to the Republic to compete and play against one another. Plans are underway to offer athletic, competitive events in a variety…

UMD Calls for Condemnation of Ethnic Violence and Slurs by Soccer Fans

UMD Calls for Condemnation of Ethnic Violence and Slurs by Soccer Fans

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), a leading organization committed to representing the views and interests of the Macedonian diaspora across the world, has condemned a recent spate of violent and racially charged incidents prior to soccer matches in Macedonia. On November 4, 2018, a video was recorded allegedly showing a large group of Shkendija soccer team fans marching in Tetovo…

Reasoning Behind Opposition to S. Res. 602

Reasoning Behind Opposition to S. Res. 602

On June 12thof this year, Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, of Greece and Macedonia respectively, signed the Prespa Accord[1] to bring a resolution to the 27-year name dispute between the two countries. The proposed agreement would rename the country “Republic of North Macedonia,” thereby mandating attendant constitutional changes in the country. In order for the agreement to be…

BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019

BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019

Enrollment for the 2019 Birthright Macedonia Summer Session is now open. Apply to this international program that brings Macedonian youth from around the world to the Republic. Declare your Macedonia Heritage and assert your cultural identity. Come to Macedonia – the land of your forefathers and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to rediscover your roots – or discover…

CMLC2018 Puts Disability Rights, Women’s Rights, and Macedonia at Forefront

CMLC2018 Puts Disability Rights, Women’s Rights, and Macedonia at Forefront

The 4th Canadian-Macedonian Leadership Conference (CMLC2018) was held in Ottawa, Ontario on September 27-29, 2018. Organized by Canada’s faction of the United Macedonian Diaspora, and its next generation program for young leaders, Generation M, it successfully gathered a group of Macedonians from various disciplines and locations globally. UMD (Canada) and Generation M would like to cordially thank Canadiana Flowers and…

Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Calls on Macedonia Prime Minister Zaev to Resign

Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Calls on Macedonia Prime Minister Zaev to Resign

Macedonian voters held a referendum today on the proposed name change of their country to the Republic of North Macedonia. The voter turnout of fewer than 37% of registered voters renders this referendum invalid according to the Macedonian constitution. This failure is a debacle for the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the…

84% of Macedonians Will Boycott Referendum According to UMD Poll

84% of Macedonians Will Boycott Referendum According to UMD Poll

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) conducted a public opinion poll from September 6, 2018 to September 18, 2018 consisting of five questions related to the upcoming referendum on September 30, 2018. Respondents were asked to provide information regarding their residence (Diaspora/Republic of Macedonia), gender, age, and ethnicity. Nearly sixty percent (1,025) of the respondents currently reside in the Republic of…

UMD Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence

UMD Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates the 8th of September, the day when Macedonians and all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia realized their century-long aspiration for a free, independent, and sovereign state. In voting for autonomy and sovereignty by a convincing majority of 95% in the 1991 referendum, the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia honored their ancestors –…

Keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive in Macedonia

Keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive in Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and The Holocaust Fund of Macedonia have launched a strategic partnership and joint Holocaust Memory Initiative. The Initiative will aim to preserve the remembrance of the Holocaust in Macedonia and to promote the traditions and cultures of the Macedonian Jewish community. It will further strengthen the fight against anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination while promoting democracy,…

UMD’s Strong Opposition to S. Res. 602

UMD’s Strong Opposition to S. Res. 602

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is strongly opposed to S. Res. 602 introduced yesterday by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. S. Res. 602 is misleading, offensive to the Macedonian people, and contrary to longstanding U.S. principles and policies supporting national self-determination. The full text of the resolution can be found HERE. Macedonian-Americans and friends of Macedonia…

UMD Marks 55 Years Since 1963 Skopje Earthquake

UMD Marks 55 Years Since 1963 Skopje Earthquake

“Skopje is not a film, not a thriller where we guess the chief event. It is a concentration of man’s struggle for freedom, with a result which inspires further struggles and no acceptance of defeat.” – Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist novelist and activist Today, 55 years later, UMD marks the memory of the victims of the 1963 Skopje Earthquake, which…