UMD Appoints Its First New York City Representative

UMD Appoints Its First New York City Representative

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vera Arsova as the first UMD New York City Regional Representative.    “New York City is a home to a sizable Macedonian community, and we are excited to have Vera on board to energize the Macedonians in NYC,” said UMD Board Member and Director of U.S. Operations Trajko…

UMD Expands to Germany and The Netherlands

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading organization for Macedonians worldwide, is pleased to announce the expansion of its operations into Europe with the appointment of Filip Altiparmakovski as UMD’s The Netherlands Representative, Igor Danajlovski as UMD’s Dusseldorf/Germany Representative, and Goce Peroski as UMD’s Stuttgart/Germany Representative.  Altiparmakovski will cover Brussels as well temporarily until UMD appoints a representative directly based…

New York Congressman Maffei Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Daniel B. Maffei (Democrat-New York).  Congressman Maffei represents the 24th Congressional District of New York and is the first member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus in 2013.   Congressman Maffei was first elected to…

Macedonian Diaspora Helps Orphans During Holiday Season

Macedonian Diaspora Helps Orphans During Holiday Season

On Friday, December 21, 2012, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the United Macedonian-Americans of Detroit (UMAD), Ajvar LLC, and Pencils 4 Kids International (P4KI) delivered much-needed aid to the “11th October” orphanage in Skopje, Macedonia in the form of twenty-five new beds/mattresses and school supplies for all the orphans.    “We were warmly welcomed at the orphanage by the children…

UMD Expands U.S. Operations Team with Key Strategic Appointments

UMD Expands U.S. Operations Team with Key Strategic Appointments

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors was pleased to unanimously appoint six new positions based in the U.S.  Current Board Member Trajko Papuckoski was promoted to Director of U.S. Operations, and five Regional Representatives were appointed, including Nikola Cuculovski, as the UMD Tennessee Regional Representative, Gjorgji Gjeorgjievski, as the UMD Seattle/Washington State Regional Representative, Mishko Josifov, as the…

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading organization for the Macedonian Diaspora worldwide, is pleased to announce that its 4th Global Conference (UMD GC2013) will be held in our ancestral and historical homeland, Macedonia from July 24-August 2, 2013.  The theme of the conference – Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest – will coincide with the 100th…

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors has officially appointed Alexander Avramoski as the new Regional Representative for Sydney and New South Wales (NSW), Australia.  The Board thanks outgoing representative Tony Joseski for his great work, service, and friendship.  UMD Board Member and Australia Director Ordan Andreevski stated, “Alexander has been recruited for this important leadership position in Sydney…

UMD Thanks Hungary for Recognizing Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Hungary is the 134th country in the world to recognize Macedonia by its constitutional name.  UMD thanks Prime Minister Viktor Orban, his government, and the Hungarian people worldwide for their continued strong support and friendship.  UMD uses this opportunity to commend Macedonian Ambassador Darko Angelov, who spoke at the 1st…

Meet UMD’s 2012 Fall Fellows

Meet UMD’s 2012 Fall Fellows

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to introduce our current International Policy and Diplomacy Fellows working from the UMD office in Washington, D.C. this fall: Ana Donevska David, Milena Furnadziska, Tamar Gzirishvili, and Zlata Unerkova.  Rebecca Sherriffs is our Media/Public Relations Intern based out of Perth, Australia.  Our Social Media Coordinator Milka Trajkova, who interned for UMD this past…

Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Appointed Macedonian Honorary Consul General in California

Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Appointed Macedonian Honorary Consul General in California

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) warmly congratulates our dear friend Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. on being appointed the first Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia to the State of California, based out of Ontario, California.  Peykoff is the Founder and Chairman of Niagara Bottling, LLC – the largest private label bottled water company in the Western Hemisphere.  “I’m…

UMD Commemorates 64th International Human Rights Day

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins human rights advocates worldwide in commemorating the anniversary of December 10, 1948, when Eleanor Roosevelt stood before the United Nations General Assembly and declared “this Universal Declaration of Human Rights may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.”   On this day, UMD calls upon the United Nations and the European…