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UMD Statement Following Meetings with Prime Minister Zaev and UN Special Envoy Nimetz

UMD Statement Following Meetings with Prime Minister Zaev and UN Special Envoy Nimetz

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), based in Washington, D.C., concluded its annual visit to New York on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The group, led by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski, was joined by Southeast Europe Coalition Co-Chair and Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina Executive Director Ajla Delkic, a long-time UMD partner organization. UMD New…

ОМД: Изјава по средбите со владината делегација и медијаторот Нимиц

ОМД: Изјава по средбите со владината делегација и медијаторот Нимиц

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) со седиште во Вашингтон ја започна работната недела во Њу Јорк остварувајќи средби со Македонската владина делегација која учествува на 72то генерално собрание на Обединетите нации (ОН) и со специјалниот медијатор во преговорите за името на ОН, Метју Нимиц. На средбата со Македонската владина делегација, која траеше не полни два часа, предводена од премиерот Зоран Заев,…

Stand up for Macedonia – the perfect time to give back to your roots!

Stand up for Macedonia – the perfect time to give back to your roots!

Dear Friend, One week from today, we will mark 26 years of Macedonian independence. Since 1991, Macedonia’s sovereignty and yearning for a democratic and peaceful future has been challenged at every opportunity from forces within and by Macedonia’s neighbors. In light of this constant reality, UMD’s work is crucial to the realization of the dreams of Macedonians around the world.…

UMD Praises VP Pence, Urges Him to Underscore U.S. Support for Macedonia’s NATO Membership

UMD Praises VP Pence, Urges Him to Underscore U.S. Support for Macedonia’s NATO Membership

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) praises U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on his first visit to the Balkans to underscore America’s commitment to NATO enlargement for the region at the U.S.-Adriatic Charter Summit in Montenegro. UMD urges Vice President Pence and the Trump Administration to dedicate all diplomatic resources to ensure Macedonia becomes NATO’s 30th member as soon as possible.…

Congressional Macedonia Caucus Gains Four New Members

Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL), and Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) joined the Congressional Macedonia Caucus. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL), and Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) have joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans, increasing the number from 20 to 24…

Congressman John Conyers of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

Congressman John Conyers of Michigan has joined the Macedonia Caucus. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman John Conyers (Democrat-13th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Currently, the Caucus numbers twenty members of Congress. Click here to send a letter to your member of Congress to join the Macedonia…

Congressman Dave Trott of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

Congressman Trott (R-11th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Macedonia Caucus. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Dave Trott (Republican-11th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Congressman Trott took office this past January, and serves on the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House…

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan Joins the Macedonia Caucus

UMD is pleased to welcome Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (Republican-Michigan) as the 18th member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to welcome Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (Republican-Michigan) as the 18th member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Congressman Bentivolio represents the 11th Congressional District of Michigan, including…

Congressman Robert B. Aderholt Becomes 19th Member of Macedonia Caucus

UMD is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (Republican-Alabama) became today the 19th member of Congress to join the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Aderholt is serving his eighth term representing Alabama’s 4th Congressional District. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (Republican-Alabama) became today the 19th member…

U.S. Strategic Interests in the Balkans: Importance of Engagement and Leadership

U.S. Strategic Interests in the Balkans: Importance of Engagement and Leadership

On May 19, 2015, the Southeast Europe Coalition (SEEC), the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBiH), and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) held a roundtable discussion on U.S. Strategic Interests in the Balkans: Importance of Engagement and Leadership. The roundtable featured Sammie Smith (White House National Security Council Director for Balkans, Black Sea, and Caucasus), Robert Benjamin (National Democratic…

Congressman John Conyers of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman John Conyers (Democrat-13th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Currently, the Caucus numbers twenty members of Congress. Click here to send a letter to your member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus. Congressman Conyers took office in 1965, and…

Congressman Dave Trott of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

Congressman Dave Trott of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Dave Trott (Republican-11th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Congressman Trott took office this past January, and serves on the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and as a member of the Subcommittee on…