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…

Australian Foreign Minister Meets with Macedonian Community Representatives

Australian Foreign Minister Meets with Macedonian Community Representatives

The Hon David Coleman, the Federal Member for Banks, New South Wales, invited several representatives from the Macedonian community to participate in a video conference on 28 July 2021 with Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Federal Senator for New South Wales, the Hon Marise Payne. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Australia was represented by our Director, Ms Vera Sekulovska.…

Ohrid Framework Agreement’s 20th Anniversary – A Time for Somber Reappraisal – Not Celebration

Ohrid Framework Agreement’s 20th Anniversary – A Time for Somber Reappraisal – Not Celebration

Today, August 13, 2021, marks 20 years from the signing of the infamous Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA), a deeply divisive document that has scarred Macedonian society. Considering the dire situation with the ravaging fires across the country, and the resurgence of covid-19, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), which has long been opposed to the Ohrid Framework Agreement, calls on the…

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…

Илинден повторно прогласен за Ден на македонското наследство во Вашингтон

Илинден повторно прогласен за Ден на македонското наследство во Вашингтон

Прокламација на градоначалничката на Вашингтон Мјуриел Бaузер Ден на македонско-американско наследство 2-ри август, 2021 ДОДЕКА, денес Обединетата македонска дијаспора и македонско-американската заедница го одбележуваат Илинденското востание од 1903 година, бунт во потрага по слободна, независна и суверена Македонија; ДОДЕКА, македонската независност првично беше краткотрајна, Илинденското востание значително резултираше со формирање на првата демократска република во Југоисточна Европа и ги постави…

UMD: Macedonians Are Entitled to Their Independent Place Among the Nations

UMD: Macedonians Are Entitled to Their Independent Place Among the Nations

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates the 118th anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising and the founding of the Krusevo Republic – the first democratic republic in Southeast Europe – and the 77th anniversary of the founding of the Anti-Fascist Assembly for the People’s Liberation of Macedonia, ASNOM. Ilinden and ASNOM symbolize the Macedonian people’s unequivocal determination for independence, which dream…

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…