MAKING MACEDONIANS COUNT – THE AUSTRALIAN CENSUS

Australian Census – Tuesday, 10 August 2021 The Census will contain multiple questions on cultural background. This is an invaluable opportunity to have our voices heard and our Macedonian heritage counted. UMD Australia considers that it is vitally important to have our say in the current climate, particularly when our Macedonian identity continues to be questioned and erased. The information…

UMD Furthers Macedonian Human Rights at 1st IRF Summit in Washington, D.C.

UMD Furthers Macedonian Human Rights at 1st IRF Summit in Washington, D.C.

On July 13-15, 2021, over 1,000 attendees, the leading global voices on religious freedom, came together in person at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the inaugural convening of the annual International Religious Freedom Summit (IRF Summit). “The issue of international religious freedom touches every culture, nation, religion, and political system. At present, almost 80 percent of the…

UMD Australia Statement on Australian Hellenic Council’s Discrimination Campaign

The United Macedonian Diaspora Australia (UMD Australia) is compelled to express our profound concern at the demands contained in the Australian Hellenic Council’s (AHC) public letter to the Prime Minister of Australia, which are aimed at curbing the fundamental rights of our Macedonian Australian community to identity, language, culture, and freedom of expression in Australia. The AHC letter openly denigrates…

UMD Recognizes Canada Day While Standing in Solidarity with Indigenous Community Members

UMD Recognizes Canada Day While Standing in Solidarity with Indigenous Community Members

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) recognizes the 154 years of Canadian Independence, and all that Canada has done for immigrants throughout history, especially the influx of Macedonians into Canada over the past century. This year it is with great sombre that we must stand in solidarity with the Indigenous community members of Canada. Canadian Macedonians are continually grateful for being…

On the Biden Executive Order and 3rd Anniversary of the “Prespa Agreement”

On the Biden Executive Order and 3rd Anniversary of the “Prespa Agreement”

June 17th marks the 3rd Anniversary of the signing of the “Prespa Agreement,” deemed by the preponderance of Macedonians throughout the world as having been forced on them in a flawed, if not fraudulent, manner. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), as the leading voice of Macedonians abroad, reiterating its unequivocal opposition to the “Prespa Agreement,” will continue to refer to…

UMD Opposes Greek Ministry Retraction of Macedonian Cultural Organization Registration

UMD Opposes Greek Ministry Retraction of Macedonian Cultural Organization Registration

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) opposes the unceremonious retraction of the registration of the NPO Macedonian Movement for the Promotion of the Mother Tongue “Krste Misirkov” by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports (the Greek Ministry), just three days after granting the organization official registration. The purpose of the Krste Misirkov organization is to advance the Macedonian language and…

ОМД се спротивставува на грчкото министерство за повлекување на регистрацијата на македонската културна организација

ОМД се спротивставува на грчкото министерство за повлекување на регистрацијата на македонската културна организација

Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД) се противи на ненадејното повлекување на регистрацијата на Непрофитната Оргранизација Македонско движење за унапредување на мајчиниот јазик „Крсте Мисирков“ од страна на грчкото Министерство за култура и спорт (понатаму во текстот „Грчко министерство“), само три дена по доделувањето официјална регистрација на организацијата. Целта на организацијата Крсте Мисирков е да ги унапреди македонскиот јазик и култура во…

Η UMD αντιτίθεται στην κατάργηση της εγγραφής Μακεδονικού Πολιτιστικού Φορέα από ελληνικό Υπουργείο

Η UMD αντιτίθεται στην κατάργηση της εγγραφής Μακεδονικού Πολιτιστικού Φορέα από ελληνικό Υπουργείο

Η Ενωμένη Μακεδονική Διασπορά (UMD) αντιτίθεται στην βιαστική ανάκληση της εγγραφής της ΑΜΚΕ Μακεδονική Κίνηση για την Προώθηση της Μητρικής Γλώσσας «Κρστε Μισιρκοβ» από το Ελληνικό Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού (το ελληνικό Υπουργείο), μόλις τρεις ημέρες μετά την χορήγηση της επίσημης εγγραφής. Ο σκοπός της οργάνωσης Κρστε Μισιρκοβ είναι να προωθήσει την μακεδονική γλώσσα και τον μακεδονικό πολιτισμό στην περιοχή…

20th Anniversary of the Vejce Massacre Terrorist Attack in Macedonia

20th Anniversary of the Vejce Massacre Terrorist Attack in Macedonia

Today marks 20 years since the Vejce Massacre – a terrorist attack in 2001 upon Macedonian armed forces, in which eight Macedonia soldiers were ambushed, tortured, and then burned alive by Albanian separatists. According to a 2001 article in the Guardian newspaper “the guerrillas had gone out of their way to disfigure the corpses.” The perpetrators were never tried and…

UMD Expands; Appoints Boston and Miami Chairs

UMD Expands; Appoints Boston and Miami Chairs

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the leading non-governmental, non-partisan, non-political educational advocacy organization promoting the interests of Macedonians and Macedonian communities worldwide – has announced the appointment of Anica Dimitrova and Valentina Talevska to the global UMD Chair Committee.   Anica Dimitrova was born in Stip, Macedonia, and graduated from Goce Delchev University in Macedonia with a finance degree. She…

UMD Saddened by Passing of Macedonia Caucus Founding Member Rep. Alcee Hastings

UMD Saddened by Passing of Macedonia Caucus Founding Member Rep. Alcee Hastings

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is saddened to learn the news of the passing of our friend Congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida, at age 84, from pancreatic cancer.  Congressman Hastings distinguished himself as an attorney, civil rights activist, and then a member of Congress. Serving 15 terms, Mr. Hastings was a champion for human rights and minorities – the first…