UMD Calls for a Cultural Shift in Bulgaria and Greece on Minority Issues

UMD Calls for a Cultural Shift in Bulgaria and Greece on Minority Issues

Video Submission for the UN Forum on Minority Issues 13th Session, Geneva, 19 and 20 November 2020   Organization: United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Presenter: Metodija A. Koloski, President   Item 4: Regulation of online hate speech: the role and responsibility of intergovernmental organizations, States, internet companies, and social media platforms   Thank you to the UN Special Rapporteur on minority…

Macedonian Soccer Team Make History by Advancing to the European Championships

Macedonian Soccer Team Make History by Advancing to the European Championships

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) proudly congratulates the entire Macedonian national soccer team on their outstanding performance against Georgia. Macedonia won the match 1-0 in the UEFA Euro Qualifying round, positioning themselves to appear in Macedonia’s first-ever Euro Cup next summer June 11-July 11, 2021. Last night’s win is a very historic moment for Macedonia and for its 37-year-old captain…

UMD Calls for Advancement of Macedonian Community in Australian Institutions

UMD Calls for Advancement of Macedonian Community in Australian Institutions

The Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee invited UMD Australia Director and Global Board Member Vera Sekulovska to appear before the Committee on 6 November 2020 to speak on the Macedonian community’s response to the inquiry on “Issues facing diaspora communities in Australia.” Click HERE to download the full remarks, which were also entered into the public record.…

Bulgaria continues to frustrate Macedonia’s EU accession

Bulgaria continues to frustrate Macedonia’s EU accession

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is compelled to again condemn Bulgaria’s continued attempts to veto Macedonia’s European Union (EU) accession, in return for concessions on its national identity, history, and language. Bulgaria recently blocked Macedonia’s signing of a border management agreement. Then Bulgarian Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov threatened to dismantle World War II monuments in Macedonia that are in memory…

Македонија треба да се фокусира на спроведување на национален попис

Македонија треба да се фокусира на спроведување на национален попис

20-ти октомври е Светскиот ден на статистиката. Изградена околу славењето на важната улога на статиката, темата на Обединетите нации оваа година е „Поврзување на светот со податоци на кои можеме да им веруваме“. Затоа што Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД) го слави Светскиот ден на статистиката, таа исто така ја истакнува важноста од спроведувањето на попис во Македонија. Национален попис на…

Macedonia Needs to Center its Focus on Implementing a National Census

Macedonia Needs to Center its Focus on Implementing a National Census

October 20th is World Statistics Day. Built around celebrating the important role of statistics, the United Nations theme this year is “Connecting the world with data we can trust.” As United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates World Statistics Day, it also highlights the paramount importance of conducting a Macedonian National Census. A Macedonian National Census has been absent in the country…

UMD Statement on Golden Dawn Court Ruling in Greece

UMD Statement on Golden Dawn Court Ruling in Greece

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commends yesterday’s Greek court decision concluding a five-year-long trial, which found far-right political party Golden Dawn to have been operating as a criminal organization. The organization is well-known in Greece for having been responsible for numerous murders and assaults over the course of its existence since 1980. Golden Dawn used violence and intimidation tactics against…

ОМД ги осудува бугарските провокативни побарувања на Македонија

ОМД ги осудува бугарските провокативни побарувања на Македонија

Обединетата македонска дијаспора жестоко ги отфрла непристојните барања на Бугарија за Македонија, како предуслов за пристапување во ЕУ. Красимир Каракачанов, бугарскиот министер за одбрана, изјави дека Македонија cè согласи да го смени знамето, да го смени името на земјата, а исто така дека ќе cè согласи да ја смени својата историја, во замена за поддршката на Бугарија за македонското пристапување…

UMD Denounces Bulgaria’s Inflammatory Demands of Macedonia

UMD Denounces Bulgaria’s Inflammatory Demands of Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) vehemently rejects Bulgaria’s objectionable demands of Macedonia, as a precondition to EU accession. Krasimir Karakachanov, Bulgaria’s Defense Minister, has stated that Macedonia agreed to change the flag, to change the country’s name, and will also agree to change its history, in return for Bulgaria’s support for its EU accession progress. The Bulgarian state has also…

Michigan Governor Proclaims September 8th as Macedonian American Day

Michigan Governor Proclaims September 8th as Macedonian American Day

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed today September 8th as Macedonian American Day in the State of Michigan “This recognition shows our Macedonian community is strong within Michigan. Our hard work, passion, and dedication exemplifies commitment for the betterment of the Macedonian community,” said UMD Michigan Chair Deana Janceski. Janceski and UMD member Alek Vasilevski had the opportunity to present this…

Senate Publishes UMD Submission on Issues Facing Macedonians in Australia

Senate Publishes UMD Submission on Issues Facing Macedonians in Australia

The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade in Canberra, Australia has published the submission of 31 July 2020 of UMD Australia and its young leaders Generation M, related to issues facing Macedonians in Australia.    Click HERE to download a copy of our submission; HERE to read other submissions made to the Committee.    “Our team, including…

On the Passing of Dr. Nick Rizos

On the Passing of Dr. Nick Rizos

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) extends our heartfelt condolences to 2017 UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 under 40 Award Recipient Anthony Rizos, on the passing of his father Dr. Nick Rizos due to COVID-19 complications at the young age of 65. Dr. Rizos, a proud first-generation Canadian-born Macedonian, was a distinguished obstetrician and gynecologist and one of the longest-tenured doctors in…