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…

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…