Tag: Macedonia

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…

70 Years Later, Greece Continues to Whitewash its Tragic Past

70 Years Later, Greece Continues to Whitewash its Tragic Past

“How wonderful it is that no one has to wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world! How wonderful it is that everyone, great and small, can immediately help bring about justice by giving of themselves.” — Anne Frank As we commemorate World Refugee Day, UMD is ever more committed in revealing and disseminating the truth about…

UMD: “Republic of North Macedonia” – a fiasco for the Macedonian identity, history and future

UMD: “Republic of North Macedonia” – a fiasco for the Macedonian identity, history and future

North Macedonia in the Western Balkans in Southeast Europe, as a solution to the 27-year bilateral dispute between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece, with its ultimatum for constitutional changes, changing the constitutional preamble, changing Article 49 related to the Macedonian national minorities, and erga omnes for overall use part of the package-solution, is a triumph for Greek diplomacy and…

Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright Joins Macedonia Caucus

Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Matt Cartwright (Democrat-17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania) has joined the bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) bringing the number to 26 members. “With Pennsylvania’s historic Macedonian community, Congressman Cartwright’s support holds great meaning for us. As the voice of Macedonian-Americans in Washington, D.C., we, at UMD,…

UMD Calls on UN Secretary General to End Injustice Macedonia Faces

UMD Calls on UN Secretary General to End Injustice Macedonia Faces

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres calling upon him to use his authority and urge the UN to implement the right of self-determination, grant Macedonia equal membership in the UN under its rightful name, and end the injustice that it has faced for the past twenty-five years. The contents…

UMD: “Fourth Ilinden” Will Be the Day Macedonia Withdraws from the So-called UN Name Negotiations

UMD: “Fourth Ilinden” Will Be the Day Macedonia Withdraws from the So-called UN Name Negotiations

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) categorically rejects Zoran Zaev’s attempts to change Macedonia’s Constitution and impose a “new name” on Macedonia and the Macedonian people. The “fourth Ilinden” will take place when a true statesman is born in Macedonia who will withdraw the country from the ridiculous United Nations-led “negotiations” over Macedonia’s name and identity. “We currently have a name…

UMD Appeal for the Upcoming EU Western Balkans Summit in Sofia

UMD Appeal for the Upcoming EU Western Balkans Summit in Sofia

On the occasion of the upcoming EU Summit of the Western Balkan countries in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria, scheduled for May 17, 2018, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), despite the messages channeled through 40 peaceful and democratic gatherings with the turnout of over 150,000 Macedonians worldwide through the global movement We Are Macedonia, appeals to government entities to refrain from…

UMD Demands Macedonia Parliament Speaker’s Impeachment and Collective Resignation of Macedonia’s Government and Ruling Coalition

UMD Demands Macedonia Parliament Speaker’s Impeachment and Collective Resignation of Macedonia’s Government and Ruling Coalition

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly condemns today’s unconstitutional and parliamentary deviation from the rules of procedure in Macedonia’s Parliament when adopting the law on languages, and calls for the immediate annulment of it. UMD calls on members of Parliament who have spoken against the law on the use of languages to submit a parliamentary initiative for the impeachment of,…

Greece accused of ‘genocide’ of Macedonian people

Greece accused of ‘genocide’ of Macedonian people

Joint Statement by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (Toronto, Canada), United Macedonian Diaspora (Washington, DC and Melbourne, Australia), World Macedonian Congress (60 countries worldwide) and the Macedonian Coordinative Network – SUM (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) Joint Branch Office in Geneva, Switzerland March 7, 2018 The Macedonian people can no longer bear the intolerable burden of injustice inflicted upon them by…