Tag: Macedonian human rights

Greek Foreign Minister Blocks UMD President

Greek Foreign Minister Blocks UMD President

Greece, at one point in its history, was the founder of democracy and could boast itself to be the champion of human enlightenment and freedom. Unfortunately, that history is just that, history, and bears no resemblance to the reality of contemporary Greece. Earlier today, the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, blocked UMD President, Metodija A. Koloski, on Twitter, without any…

What is the status of Macedonian human rights 66 years later?

What is the status of Macedonian human rights 66 years later?

Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and the global community working to preserve, promote, and ensure equal human rights for all, marks the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), or International Human Rights Day. UMD encourages all Macedonians to use this opportunity to reflect on the challenges and the strides in the global human rights struggle…

UMD Marks World Refugee Day, Calls on Greece to Repeal Laws

UMD Marks World Refugee Day, Calls on Greece to Repeal Laws

On World Refugee Day, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorates the 70th anniversary since the plight and mass exodus of thousands of Macedonian children, called “Deca Begalci,” that were forcefully expelled by Greek army forces during the Greek Civil War, which started in 1944 and lasted till 1949. UMD calls upon Greece to recognize the inhumane treatment of these Macedonians…

UMD Commemorates 64th International Human Rights Day

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins human rights advocates worldwide in commemorating the anniversary of December 10, 1948, when Eleanor Roosevelt stood before the United Nations General Assembly and declared “this Universal Declaration of Human Rights may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.”   On this day, UMD calls upon the United Nations and the European…