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UMD Hosts Macedonia Economic Climate and Outlook Roundtable Discussion

UMD Hosts Macedonia Economic Climate and Outlook Roundtable Discussion

On Friday, October 11, 2019, UMD hosted a roundtable discussion with Dijana Despodov, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia (AmCham Macedonia). Despodov worked as an external relations professional for over 15 years, working in a variety of different areas like advocacy, public relations, research and analysis, and international development. Despodov moved back to Macedonia after 12…

UMD Announces First Director of National Advocacy Marija Georgievski

UMD Announces First Director of National Advocacy Marija Georgievski

Ohioan Marija Georgievski has been appointed by the UMD Board of Directors as UMD’s first volunteer Director of National Advocacy. Georgievski, a proud Macedonian with roots from the Resensko region of Prespa, for the past year has spent building up the base for greater engagement by the Macedonian-American community and working on developing a 50-state strategy to expand efforts.  Georgievski…
UMD Joins MHRMI #OurNameisMacedonia Campaign

UMD Joins MHRMI #OurNameisMacedonia Campaign

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), based in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce its unequivocal support for the #OurNameisMacedonia Campaign, spearheaded by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI), based in Toronto, Canada. At the same time, UMD would like to thank MHRMI for supporting the #WeAreMacedonia Campaign. UMD, who recently spearheaded the #WeAreMacedonia global grassroots protest movement in front of…

PROGRAM: 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference, May 8-10, 2015, Columbus, Ohio

2nd Macedonian American Leadership Conference #MALC2015organized by United Macedonian Diaspora & Generation MMay 8-10, 2015Official Program Click HERE to register to attend, which is complimentary. Friday, May 8, 2015 7:00 p.m.: MALC2015 Welcome Reception honoring His Excellency Dr. Vasko Naumovski, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States U.S. and Macedonia National Anthems to be performed by the Makedonski Tanec…

Jason Miko: The United Macedonian Diaspora Turns 10

By Jason Miko, Producer of A Name is A Name I remember sitting down with Meto Koloski in August of 2004 in a hotel restaurant in New York City and listening as he explained his vision for an organization of the Macedonian Diaspora that would give a voice and a platform to Macedonians around the world so that they could…

Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Featured in Washington Post

Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Featured in Washington Post

On January 18, UMD held its 9th Annual Macedonian Old New Year’s Vasilica Masquerade Celebration at the Embassy of Macedonia in Washington, D.C. What started as a small event in 2005 to bring together Macedonians in the D.C., Virginia, Maryland area to celebrate the old calendar New Year’s, has turned into a must-attend event for Washingtonians. The celebration attracted 230…

UMD Announces Macedonian-American Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

On April 12-14, 2013, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) will host the 1st Annual Macedonian-American Leadership Conference (#MALC2013) at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The MALC2013 will bring together Macedonian-American leaders of various Macedonian cultural and faith-based organizations from throughout the United States.   “The weekend-long conference is a unique opportunity for our leaders to come to a central location…

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors has officially appointed Alexander Avramoski as the new Regional Representative for Sydney and New South Wales (NSW), Australia.  The Board thanks outgoing representative Tony Joseski for his great work, service, and friendship.  UMD Board Member and Australia Director Ordan Andreevski stated, “Alexander has been recruited for this important leadership position in Sydney…

UMD: EU Council on Macedonia Undermines EU Enlargement Credibility

On December 11, 2012, the EU Council put the nationalist agendas of Bulgaria and Greece before EU enlargement, damaged regional stability in the Western Balkans, and undermined the credibility of the EU enlargement process.  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) believes that the EU should be the bridge that unites Europe; instead it has become the divider that deepens inter-regional differences,…