Leadership Development

UMD Meets with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev

UMD Meets with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), as a leading non-partisan, non-governmental organization promoting Macedonia and the interests and needs of Macedonians abroad, reached out to the office of the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, to arrange a meeting. UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov met face-to-face with the Prime Minister on July 14, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia as…

3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia Kicked Off in Skopje

3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia Kicked Off in Skopje

On June 23, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and its local partner in Skopje, Macedonia, the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) kicked off the 3rd Annual Birthright Macedonia program, marking the beginning of an unbelievable three-week journey for eight students of Macedonian heritage from the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom to our homeland, Macedonia. Tyler Murray,…

MALC2017’s Memorable Moments; Detroit to host MALC2018

MALC2017’s Memorable Moments; Detroit to host MALC2018

The Annual Macedonian-American Leadership Conference, abbreviated as MALC, celebrates the strong alliance between the Republic of Macedonia and the United States of America. This year, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and its young leaders program, Generation M, hosted the fourth MALC —a three-day event from June 8th-11th—that worked fervently to emphasize and reaffirm the cooperative relationship between the two countries…

UMD Statement on Formation of Macedonia’s New Government

UMD Statement on Formation of Macedonia’s New Government

As a leading non-governmental, non-political organization, founded in 2004, working to promote Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora outside of our homeland, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) welcomes the peaceful transition of power that occurred today in Macedonia and wishes the new government much success in performing their duties. UMD will work with this government, as it has worked with previous…

What are Alumni saying about Birthright Macedonia?

What are Alumni saying about Birthright Macedonia?

Birthright Macedonia was inaugurated in 2015 with the objective of offering Macedonian youth from around the world the opportunity to connect with their Macedonian heritage. For three weeks in the summer, participants are assigned an internship work program that is consistent with their academic and career goals and general interests. They also live with a host family, which provides them…

Announcing the Final 10 of UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under Forty List

Announcing the Final 10 of UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under Forty List

  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce the Final rollout of the 2016 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40 List. UMD is recognizing forty Macedonian role models to reinforce our community’s heritage and cultural values. Built through a process of nominations, the final honorees are selected by a selection committee. The UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under 40 program…

Announcing the 1st 10 of UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 under 40 List

  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce the 2016 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40 List.   UMD is recognizing forty Macedonian role models to reinforce our community’s heritage and cultural values. Built through a process of nominations, the final honorees are selected by a selection committee. The UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under 40 program was launched in…

UMDiaspora Meeting with Macedonian Foreign Minister

UMDiaspora met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Ilinka Mitreva to discuss issues regarding the name, voting rights of the diaspora, foreign relations, etc. WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora representatives Ms. Hristina Bojadzieva, Mr. Steve Gligorov, Esq., Mr. Metodija A. Koloski, and Ms. Marina Veljanovska met on June 17th, 2005 with the Minister of…

UMDiaspora Responds to Hellenic Associations’ Letter to Yahoo

Hellenic Associations wrote a protest letter claiming that Yahoo via its Richard Bangs’ Adventures site is “participating in a campaign that borders on the dissemination of hatred and the denial of universally recognized rights of identity and cultural sovereignty.”  Hellenic Associations requests that Yahoo “desist from engaging in state sponsored irredentism and propaganda and stop hosting the Richard Bangs web/blog advertising campaign.”…