Tag: Macedonia

Reasoning Behind Opposition to S. Res. 602

Reasoning Behind Opposition to S. Res. 602

On June 12thof this year, Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, of Greece and Macedonia respectively, signed the Prespa Accord[1] to bring a resolution to the 27-year name dispute between the two countries. The proposed agreement would rename the country “Republic of North Macedonia,” thereby mandating attendant constitutional changes in the country. In order for the agreement to be…

BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019

BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019

Enrollment for the 2019 Birthright Macedonia Summer Session is now open. Apply to this international program that brings Macedonian youth from around the world to the Republic. Declare your Macedonian Heritage and assert your cultural identity. Come to Macedonia – the land of your forefathers and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to rediscover your roots – or discover…

CMLC2018 Puts Disability Rights, Women’s Rights, and Macedonia at Forefront

CMLC2018 Puts Disability Rights, Women’s Rights, and Macedonia at Forefront

The 4th Canadian-Macedonian Leadership Conference (CMLC2018) was held in Ottawa, Ontario on September 27-29, 2018. Organized by Canada’s faction of the United Macedonian Diaspora, and its next generation program for young leaders, Generation M, it successfully gathered a group of Macedonians from various disciplines and locations globally. UMD (Canada) and Generation M would like to cordially thank Canadiana Flowers and…

84% of Macedonians Will Boycott Referendum According to UMD Poll

84% of Macedonians Will Boycott Referendum According to UMD Poll

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) conducted a public opinion poll from September 6, 2018 to September 18, 2018 consisting of five questions related to the upcoming referendum on September 30, 2018. Respondents were asked to provide information regarding their residence (Diaspora/Republic of Macedonia), gender, age, and ethnicity. Nearly sixty percent (1,025) of the respondents currently reside in the Republic of…

UMD Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence

UMD Celebrates 27th Anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates the 8th of September, the day when Macedonians and all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia realized their century-long aspiration for a free, independent, and sovereign state. In voting for autonomy and sovereignty by a convincing majority of 95% in the 1991 referendum, the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia honored their ancestors –…

Keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive in Macedonia

Keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive in Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and The Holocaust Fund of Macedonia have launched a strategic partnership and joint Holocaust Memory Initiative. The Initiative will aim to preserve the remembrance of the Holocaust in Macedonia and to promote the traditions and cultures of the Macedonian Jewish community. It will further strengthen the fight against anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination while promoting democracy,…

UMD’s Strong Opposition to S. Res. 602

UMD’s Strong Opposition to S. Res. 602

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is strongly opposed to S. Res. 602 introduced yesterday by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. S. Res. 602 is misleading, offensive to the Macedonian people, and contrary to longstanding U.S. principles and policies supporting national self-determination. The full text of the resolution can be found HERE. Macedonian-Americans and friends of Macedonia…

UMD Marks 55 Years Since 1963 Skopje Earthquake

UMD Marks 55 Years Since 1963 Skopje Earthquake

“Skopje is not a film, not a thriller where we guess the chief event. It is a concentration of man’s struggle for freedom, with a result which inspires further struggles and no acceptance of defeat.” – Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist novelist and activist Today, 55 years later, UMD marks the memory of the victims of the 1963 Skopje Earthquake, which…

70 Years Later, Greece Continues to Whitewash its Tragic Past

70 Years Later, Greece Continues to Whitewash its Tragic Past

“How wonderful it is that no one has to wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world! How wonderful it is that everyone, great and small, can immediately help bring about justice by giving of themselves.” — Anne Frank As we commemorate World Refugee Day, UMD is ever more committed in revealing and disseminating the truth about…

UMD: “Republic of North Macedonia” – a fiasco for the Macedonian identity, history and future

UMD: “Republic of North Macedonia” – a fiasco for the Macedonian identity, history and future

North Macedonia in the Western Balkans in Southeast Europe, as a solution to the 27-year bilateral dispute between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece, with its ultimatum for constitutional changes, changing the constitutional preamble, changing Article 49 related to the Macedonian national minorities, and erga omnes for overall use part of the package-solution, is a triumph for Greek diplomacy and…

Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright Joins Macedonia Caucus

Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Matt Cartwright (Democrat-17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania) has joined the bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) bringing the number to 26 members. “With Pennsylvania’s historic Macedonian community, Congressman Cartwright’s support holds great meaning for us. As the voice of Macedonian-Americans in Washington, D.C., we, at UMD,…