All Posts

15th Macedonian Masquerade Held at Georgetown University

15th Macedonian Masquerade Held at Georgetown University

Over 100 guests celebrated the start of 2020 at the 15th Annual Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Vasilica Charity Ball at Georgetown University’s Copley Formal Lounge on Saturday, January 18, 2020! Thank you to everyone who attended and supported UMD’s educational and charitable programs. A special Galichnik Wedding Festival exhibit was displayed by Dejan Stankovski who gave brief remarks during…

Ideas for Improving Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy in Australia

Ideas for Improving Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy in Australia

By Ordan Andreevski, UMD Australia Director The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia) submission No. 167 to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy has recently been published under Parliamentary Privilege.  Click HERE to read. It focuses on the most important issues relevant to the Australian Macedonian community, how they have arisen, what challenges they pose and opportunities for…

UMD Responds to Zaev’s Resignation

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading global organization for Macedonians abroad, issued the following response to this morning’s news that Zoran Zaev has resigned: “Zoran Zaev’s resignation is a moment for pause and reflection for Macedonians around the world. His actions in the last 3 years are beyond party-political. By forcing through a referendum with a result that did…

Соопштение на ОМД по повод оставката на Заев

Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД), водечката глобална организација за Македонците во странство, го издаде следниот одговор во однос на утринските вести дека Зоран Заев поднел оставка: „Оставката на Зоран Заев е момент за пауза и размислување за Македонците ширум светот. Неговите постапки во последните 3 години се надвор од партиско-политички. Принудувајќи преку референдум со резултат што не ги исполни условите кој…

UMD Inquiry on Statues in Macedonia Dedicated to Nazi Collaborators

UMD Inquiry on Statues in Macedonia Dedicated to Nazi Collaborators

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the largest Macedonian educational advocacy organization in the world, sent a letter of inquiry today to U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urging him to direct the U.S. Embassy in Skopje to conduct an inquiry into two statues in western Macedonia dedicated to known Nazi collaborators and seek their immediate removal by Macedonian authorities.…

UMD Congratulates Canadian Macedonian Place on 40th Anniversary

UMD Congratulates Canadian Macedonian Place on 40th Anniversary

UMD congratulates the Canadian Macedonian Place (CMP) on its 40th Anniversary. The Canadian Macedonian Place is an accredited senior’s community focused on creating a safe home for seniors that celebrate Macedonian culture and heritage. Their mission to provide quality and affordable accommodations as well as medical resources, social activities, and companionship to seniors is an admirable cause that UMD supports.…

UMD Congratulates 60th Anniversary of Makedonka Macedonian Folk Dance Ensemble

UMD Congratulates 60th Anniversary of Makedonka Macedonian Folk Dance Ensemble

UMD would like to congratulate Makedonka Macedonian Folk Dance Ensemble on their 60th Anniversary celebrated on November 24th. Over the past 60 years, Ensemble Makedonka has brought the beauty and joy of Macedonian dance to the Toronto, Canada community and the global Macedonian community. With 3180 practices, performances on 4 continents, and countless memories, Ensemble Makedonka has accomplished so much.…

ОМД Остро ги Осудува Смртните Закани по Животот на Австралиски Градоначалник со Македонско Потекло

ОМД Остро ги Осудува Смртните Закани по Животот на Австралиски Градоначалник со Македонско Потекло

Со голема загриженост Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) ја споделува следнава изјава. ОМД остро ги осудува личните напади и закани со смрт по назначувањето на Емилија Стерјова за градоначалник на градот Витлси, Австралија. Емилија, на 22 години, е најмладата жена градоначалник во историјата на Австралија, и нејзините постигнувања не се ништо друго туку причина за славење на сите Австралијци. Со назначувањето…

UMD Deplores Death Threats on Australian Mayor of Macedonian Heritage

UMD Deplores Death Threats on Australian Mayor of Macedonian Heritage

It is with deep concern that the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) must make the following statement. UMD strongly condemns the personal attacks and death threats following the appointment of Cr. Emilia Lisa Sterjova as Mayor of the City of Whittlesea. Emilia’s accomplishments and position are nothing but a cause for celebration for all Australians. Being elected the youngest female Mayor…

UMD Awards 11 Bitove Scholarships to Macedonian Students

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) proudly announces the eleven recipients of this year’s UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (UMD Bitove Scholarship): Emilija Dimitrievski, Levena Galopoulos, Sara Gichevska, Filip Joshevski, Ivana Minoska, Vanessa Owen, Vasil Petrovski, Andrej Simeski Vasil Sterjovski, Sara Simonovska, and Alexander Solomos. A second round of recipients will be announced in the coming…
UMD Strongly Denounces the Bulgarian Denial of the Macedonian Language

UMD Strongly Denounces the Bulgarian Denial of the Macedonian Language

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly denounces yesterday’s statement by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences that the Macedonian language does not exist. Members of the Bulgarian academy noted that the Macedonian language is a result of political construction, and not of organic linguistic development. As a result, they claimed that the Macedonian language is nothing more than “Bulgarian language typed-out…