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…

ОМД со осуда за бугарското негирање на македонскиот јазик

ОМД со осуда за бугарското негирање на македонскиот јазик

Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД) остро ја демантира изјавата на Бугарската академија на науките дека македонскиот јазик не постои. Членовите на бугарската академија забележаа дека македонскиот јазик е резултат на политичка конструкција, а не на органски јазичен развој. Како резултат, тие тврдеа дека македонскиот јазик не е ништо друго освен „бугарски јазик испишан на српска машина за пишување“. Оваа контроверзна и…

ОМД: Венецијанската комисија и официјално против законот за јазици

ОМД: Венецијанската комисија и официјално против законот за јазици

Владата на Македонија доживеа политички пораз на европско тло. Законот за јазиците, една од клучните точки што ја оддржува во живот кревката коалиција помеѓу СДСМ и ДУИ, беше остро критикуван од Венецијанската комисија. Ставот на венецијанската комисија Венецијанската комисија, како советодавното тело на Советот на Европа има задача да формулира стручни мислења во однос на законодавството во земјите членки и…

You’re Invited: 15th Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Charity Ball

You’re Invited: 15th Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Charity Ball

Join Us for a Full Evening of Dancing and Intrigue. Mingle and network away the evening celebrating the old Macedonian New Year. Come out to support the United Macedonian Diaspora’s Internship and Scholarship Programs Saturday, January 18, 20208:00 p.m. Copley Formal Lounge – Georgetown University 3700 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 We will have an Open Bar, featuring Macedonian…

UMD Now Accepting Internship Applications

UMD Now Accepting Internship Applications

Description: The United Macedonian Diaspora provides internship opportunities as an International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow throughout the year. The program’s purpose is to provide experience for those interested in Macedonia, Southeast Europe, U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, NATO, and the European Union. This opportunity can serve to introduce and advance a career in foreign policy, journalism, public relations, human rights,…

UMD Highlights Accomplishments and the Macedonian Community at 15th Anniversary Celebration

UMD Highlights Accomplishments and the Macedonian Community at 15th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hosted its 15th Anniversary Celebration and Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C. UMD members and friends of UMD gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion for UMD and honor the distinguished members of the Macedonian community.  In a letter to UMD, Macedonia’s…
Congressman Troy Balderson Joins Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans

Congressman Troy Balderson Joins Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is thrilled to announce that Congressman Troy Balderson (Republican-Ohio’s 12th Congressional District) has officially joined the bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans. The Macedonia Caucus is dedicated to maintaining and strengthening a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and Macedonia. Congressman Balderson shares many of the same values as our community.…

UMD Mourns the Loss of Kiril Grozdanovski

UMD Mourns the Loss of Kiril Grozdanovski

With deep sadness, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) mourns the loss of Kiril Grozdanovski. Kiril was self-employed in the business marketing industry, and he aspired to one day own a business in his father’s hometown of Bitola, Macedonia. He passed away on Sunday, November 10th at the age of 29. An integral part of the Macedonian community, Kiril loved being…
UMD: MAKtivists Conduct Macedonian Advocacy Day in Congress

UMD: MAKtivists Conduct Macedonian Advocacy Day in Congress

On Friday, November 8, 2019, a day before UMD’s 15th Anniversary Celebration and Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony, UMD members gathered on Capitol Hill for a day of advocacy. Led by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski and the first-ever Director of National Advocacy, Marija Georgievski, UMD met with offices of multiple Congress members from the House and the…