United Macedonian Diaspora 2021 Year in Review

United Macedonian Diaspora 2021 Year in Review

Social Media Outreach: 33 virtual events, gatherings, and videos 443,000 total views 36.4% increase in video engagements from 2020 Charitable Efforts: $13,000 worth of medical equipment was donated to the University Clinic of Neurology at Clinical Center Mother Teresa, Skopje. $6,000 worth of firefighting equipment, including shoes and masks, to the voluntary fire brigade Arhangel Bitola. $5,000 to the Sveti Spas…

On Human Rights Day, UMD Calls for Equality for Macedonians

On Human Rights Day, UMD Calls for Equality for Macedonians

For 17 years, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has been working to reduce the inequalities facing Macedonian-identifying peoples around the world.  Considering this year’s United Nations Human Rights Day theme on Equality, we, at the UMD are tripling our advocacy efforts to bring awareness about Macedonian challenges. This fall, UMD Australia provided a grant to fund Macedonian language classes in…

UMD Statement on Zaev Resignation Following Macedonian Local Elections

UMD Statement on Zaev Resignation Following Macedonian Local Elections

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) issues the following statement regarding the resignation of Zoran Zaev as Prime Minister of Macedonia following his political party’s significant losses in the recent Macedonian local elections: UMD strongly opposed the so-called Good Neighborly Relations Agreement with Bulgaria, the Prespa Agreement with Greece, and the language law in Macedonia. UMD publicly stressed the detrimental implications…

UMD – 17 Years of Macedonian Action

UMD – 17 Years of Macedonian Action

Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – founded on October 28, 2004 – celebrates its 17th anniversary. Until UMD was founded, there was no permanent, professional, and persistent voice for Macedonians located in Washington, D.C. In May 2008, UMD became the first Macedonian organization to open an office in Washington, D.C. As a non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organization, UMD has led…

Macedonia at 30, UMD Reflects on Diaspora Role & Calls for Unity & Action

Macedonia at 30, UMD Reflects on Diaspora Role & Calls for Unity & Action

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the leading voice for Macedonians abroad – celebrates the 30th anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence Day and congratulates all Macedonians in and outside the Republic on this auspicious occasion. UMD reflects on the centuries-old struggle for Macedonian independence and the countless lives lost to ensure that this dream and vision of a free and sovereign…

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…

UMD Statement on the 2021 Macedonian National Census

UMD Statement on the 2021 Macedonian National Census

On March 1, the Macedonian State Statistical Office (SSO) began its activities for the Macedonian National Census of 2021. For the first time, the census will gather self-reported information about Macedonian citizens who reside abroad. Macedonia has not conducted a census in nearly 20 years due to the political machinations of various governmental coalitions. As an organization that has brought…

UMD Rejects Border Changes and Land Swaps as Solution to Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue

UMD Rejects Border Changes and Land Swaps as Solution to Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) continues to denounce international solutions based on irredentism and border swaps. UMD is responding to a recent report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue. The ICG recommends three solutions: “One would rely on sweeteners for Serbia – an infusion of donor development support and accelerated EU membership – as the cost…

ОМД е против размена на територии како решение за дијалогот Косово-Србија

ОМД е против размена на територии како решение за дијалогот Косово-Србија

Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД) продолжува да ги осудува меѓународните решенија засновани на иредентизам и промена на границите.   ОМД одговара на неодамнешниот извештај на Меѓународната кризна група (МКГ) за дијалогот Косово-Србија. МКГ препорачува три решенија:   • „Првото би се потпирало на „засладувачи“ за Србија – инфузија на поддршка за развој од донатори и забрзано членство во ЕУ – како…

UMD welcomes press increase

The United Macedonian Diaspora has welcomed increased news coverage of the name change debacle. Broader coverage has been achieved of the plight of ethnic Macedonians in Greece and Bulgaria whose governments deny their existence. A column by UMD’s Alastair Stewart was published in The Times. It draws on parallels between a maybe independent Scotland and Macedonia’s tragic experience on the…