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…

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 Calls for Macedonian Language Expansion on IMLD2021

UMD Calls for Macedonian Language Expansion on IMLD2021

In celebration of International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2021, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has written to the digital and tech teams at some of the biggest global brands, requesting if there is a timescale to include the Macedonian language on the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Twitter, and LinkedIn business pages. Estimates place the total number of…

Australian Senate Recommends Support for Diaspora Communities

Australian Senate Recommends Support for Diaspora Communities

The Australian Senate’s Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade References Committee has issued its Report of February 2021 in response to written submissions made to its inquiry on issues facing diaspora communities. The United Macedonian Diaspora Australia (UMD) lodged a submission on behalf of the Macedonian community in July 2020. UMD Australia Director, Vera Sekulovska, was invited to give evidence to…

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 Australia stands in solidarity with the First Nations peoples on January 26th

UMD Australia stands in solidarity with the First Nations peoples on January 26th

In the past, Australia Day may have been seen as a time for celebration and unity. But how can we come together when this day is one of mourning for First Nations peoples? The Macedonian diaspora community in Australia knows the devastating impact of having sacred land invaded and cultural identity denied. UMD Australia acknowledges that January 26 is a…