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…

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…

78 Years Since Deportation of Macedonia’s Jewish Community by Bulgarian Army

78 Years Since Deportation of Macedonia’s Jewish Community by Bulgarian Army

March 11th, 2021 marks 78 years since the deportation of 98% of Macedonia’s Jews to a Nazi extermination camp. The Bulgarian pro-Nazi army forcibly evicted 7,144 Jews from their homes in Skopje, Bitola, and Shtip in 1943 and sent them to the Tobacco Factory transit camp in Skopje, from where they were dispatched to Treblinka. There were no survivors. This…

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…

UMD welcomes press increase

The United Macedonian Diaspora has welcomed increased news coverage of the name change debacle. Broader coverage has been achieved of the plight of ethnic Macedonians in Greece and Bulgaria whose governments deny their existence. A column by UMD’s Alastair Stewart was published in The Times. It draws on parallels between a maybe independent Scotland and Macedonia’s tragic experience on the…

UMD’s 2020 Accomplishments for the Macedonian Cause

UMD’s 2020 Accomplishments for the Macedonian Cause

Social Media Outreach: – 67 Virtual Events, Gatherings, Trivia Nights, Video Messages Garnered 407,000 Views to Date   Charitable Efforts: – UMD Generation M’s Together from Home Campaign Donated $50,000 for the Creation of a new Pulmonary Clinic in Skopje to Combat COVID-19.  – Another $50,000 will be donated for medical equipment in regional clinics in the near future.  …

UMD calls for action not words on Human Rights Day

UMD calls for action not words on Human Rights Day

The United Macedonian Diaspora has called on global governments to recognize the right to self-determination for all Macedonians. The comments come as the government of Bulgaria blocked Macedonian accession talks for European Union membership this week (8 December). UMD has consistently called on governments around the world to respect the basic human rights of Macedonians to be treated equally by…