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UMD Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence

September 8, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins all Macedonians throughout the world today in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of a free, independent, and sovereign Republic of Macedonia.  UMD congratulates all Macedonian citizens, Macedonia’s leadership, and the entire global Macedonian community on this auspicious occasion.  UMD uses this opportunity to reiterate its position that the…

UMD Honors TCA Chairman with Macedonia Friendship Award

UMD Honors TCA Chairman with Macedonia Friendship Award

September 19, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – On August 31, 2011, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) bestowed upon the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) Chairman Dr. Yalcin Ayasli its distinguished Macedonia Friendship Award at the Macedonian Presidential Palace in Skopje, in the presence of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov. The Award was presented by UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov and President Metodija A. Koloski following a meeting with President Ivanov in the presence of Dr. Ayasli’s family. 

My UMD Membership Helps Macedonia Every Day

My UMD Membership Helps Macedonia Every Day

I Support the Macedonian Cause and UMD’s Indispensable Work Your commitment to becoming a member today is necessary for UMD to make an impact globally while continuing the Macedonian struggle for justice and preservation of our name, heritage, identity, and language. Your annual membership gift will go a long way towards our charitable programs in Macedonia and around the world,…

Happy 8th Anniversary United Macedonian Diaspora!

Dear Friend: As I write this, I am thinking of my grandmother Baba Mica who suffered a stroke this week, and is in a coma in the hospital in Bitola.  My mother and entire family are in Macedonia, expecting the worst.  But I have hope.  My friend Natalia called me yesterday to give me some more hope, as Macedonian Orthodox…

UMD Lauds Pension Deal Between Canada and Macedonia

UMD Lauds Pension Deal Between Canada and Macedonia

November 2, 2011 – Toronto, Canada – The United Macedonian Diaspora (Canada) lauds the implementation of a new bilateral Canadian-Macedonian agreement, allowing Canadians who worked in Macedonia, or Macedonians who worked in Canada, to apply for pension and other benefits from either or both countries. UMD Canada has been a proponent of such agreement since being founded in 2008. “This…

UMD Officially Launches Chicago Operations; Awards Bitove Scholarship

UMD Officially Launches Chicago Operations; Awards Bitove Scholarship

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November 22, 2011 – Washington, D.C. & Chicago – On November 12, 2011, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) officially launched its Chicago operations at a reception held at the Union League Club in downtown Chicago.  During the same evening, UMD awarded DePaul University undergraduate student Nevena Neskoska the fourth UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship.

Announcing New UMD Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Announcing New UMD Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

January 25, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce its new headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.  The modern office space is located near the White House and several federal agencies, and the McPherson Square Metro Station, at 1510 H Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005.