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…

UMD Statement on the Passing of General Colin L. Powell – Friend of Macedonia

UMD Statement on the Passing of General Colin L. Powell – Friend of Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) issued the following statement on today’s passing of General Colin L. Powell, the son of immigrants from Jamaica, who served as the United States’ first African American Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Powell rose to become one of America’s most recognized statesmen, tirelessly advancing democratic causes, international security,…

Congresswoman Slotkin Joins Macedonia Caucus Following UMD Meeting

Congresswoman Slotkin Joins Macedonia Caucus Following UMD Meeting

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is thrilled to announce that Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (Democrat-Michigan’s 8th Congressional District) has joined the bi-cameral and bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans, which currently numbers 35 members. Michigan is home to the largest population of Macedonian-Americans in the United States. 5 out of 14 members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation are now Macedonia…

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…

Michigan House Adopts Resolution Declaring September as Macedonian American Heritage Month

Michigan House Adopts Resolution Declaring September as Macedonian American Heritage Month

This is the first time in U.S. history that a state legislature has passed a resolution declaring Macedonian American Heritage Month. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is grateful for and proud of House Resolution 149 being adopted by the Michigan House of Representatives recognizing September 2021 as Macedonian American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan, home to an estimated…

Мичиген го прогласи септември за месец на македонското наследство во САД

Мичиген го прогласи септември за месец на македонското наследство во САД

Ова е првпат во историјата на САД државен законодавен дом да донесе резолуција со која се прогласува месец на македонско-американското наследство. Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД) е благодарна и горда за усвојувањето на резолуцијата бр.149 од страна на Претставничкиот дом на Мичиген, со која септември годинава се прогласи за месец на македонско-американско наследство во сојузната држава Мичиген, каде живеат околу 125.000…

UMD: Congressman Paul Mitchell Stood by Macedonia When Others Hesitated

UMD: Congressman Paul Mitchell Stood by Macedonia When Others Hesitated

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the voice of our nation’s half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, deeply mourns the untimely passing of our friend Congressman Paul Mitchell, a staunch advocate for Macedonia’s right to self-determination. UMD extends its condolences to Sherry and the entire Mitchell family. Congressman Mitchell served two terms in the U.S. Congress, representing the 10th Congressional…

Mayor Bowser: Macedonia’s Historic Struggle for Self-determination, Parallels the Present-Day Fight for Statehood

Mayor Bowser: Macedonia’s Historic Struggle for Self-determination, Parallels the Present-Day Fight for Statehood

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. issued the following: PROCLAMATION MACEDONIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY August 2, 2021 WHEREAS, today the United Macedonian Diaspora and the Macedonian-American community commemorate the Ilinden uprising of 1903, a revolt in pursuit of a free, independent, and sovereign Macedonia; and WHEREAS, Macedonian independence was initially short-lived, the Ilinden uprising significantly resulted in the formation of the…

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…

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 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…