Tag: Macedonians

Stand up for Macedonia – the perfect time to give back to your roots!

Stand up for Macedonia – the perfect time to give back to your roots!

Dear Friend, One week from today, we will mark 26 years of Macedonian independence. Since 1991, Macedonia’s sovereignty and yearning for a democratic and peaceful future has been challenged at every opportunity from forces within and by Macedonia’s neighbors. In light of this constant reality, UMD’s work is crucial to the realization of the dreams of Macedonians around the world.…

MALC2017’s Memorable Moments; Detroit to host MALC2018

MALC2017’s Memorable Moments; Detroit to host MALC2018

The Annual Macedonian-American Leadership Conference, abbreviated as MALC, celebrates the strong alliance between the Republic of Macedonia and the United States of America. This year, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and its young leaders program, Generation M, hosted the fourth MALC —a three-day event from June 8th-11th—that worked fervently to emphasize and reaffirm the cooperative relationship between the two countries…

Macedonia’s Name and Identity Are Sacrosanct – The Charade of “Negotiations” With Greece Must End Now

The Republic of Macedonia is recognized as such (or as “Macedonia”) by more than 135 nations. Nonetheless, for over 20 years, Macedonia has too patiently entertained Greece’s canard that Macedonia should “negotiate” over its name. What a waste of time and precious resources that has been. So, what to do? UMD has the answer: Macedonia should immediately and permanently cease…

71 Years On, Bulgaria Has Yet to Apologize for Deporting Macedonian Jews

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorates with great sadness the 71st anniversary of Bulgaria’s mass deportation of virtually all of Macedonia’s Jewish community to its death during World War II. UMD calls on the Bulgarian government to recognize publicly that, as a direct result of Bulgaria’s fascist government’s collaboration with Nazi Germany, 7,144 Macedonian Jews were deported to the Nazi…

UMD Applauds Albanian Parliament’s Decision to Return Macedonian Toponym Pustec

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) applauds the Albanian Parliament for today’s unanimous decision to return the name Pustec to the village that was previously named Liqenas, in the Mala Prespa region, Albania.  The UMD congratulates the native Macedonian minority in Albania for this accomplishment, and hopes that the Albanian authorities will follow suit for the other eight villages in the…

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…

UMD: International Community Pressure On Greece Needed to Ensure Freedom of Religion

On the eve of International Religious Freedom Day, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls on the international community to strongly condemn the Greek government’s ongoing denial of basic religious freedoms to all Greek citizens.    On October 27th, the world observes that: “…everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion…freedom to change his religion or belief, and…

UMD Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Jane Sandanski’s Assassination

UMD Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Jane Sandanski’s Assassination

Today, April 22, 2015, marks a century since the assassination of one of Macedonia’s most celebrated national heroes, Jane Sandanski. Sandanski is remembered for his leadership during the period of the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries, when the Macedonian people struggled and fought for a free and independent Macedonia. UMD calls on the leadership in Macedonia to use…

UMD: 100 Years Since Bucharest: Never Again

August 10th marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Treaty of Bucharest, a document that ended the Balkan Wars. This event saw the removal of the Ottoman Empire from Macedonia, with remaining portions of territory being annexed by the kingdoms of Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and later Albania, with the approval of the world powers. The treaty led to one of…

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading organization for the Macedonian Diaspora worldwide, is pleased to announce that its 4th Global Conference (UMD GC2013) will be held in our ancestral and historical homeland, Macedonia from July 24-August 2, 2013.  The theme of the conference – Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest – will coincide with the 100th…