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Defending the national cause and human rights of the Albanian people

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WELCOME to the official website of the Albanian American Civic League! 

To better understand the role that the Albanian American Civic League has played for the Albanian National Cause for over twenty-five years now, please look at our interactive timeline presented herein:

Through Congressional legislation, advocacy, fact-finding missions, intensive research, and hard-hitting analyses, the Albanian American Civic League has been dedicated for more than twenty years to resolving the Albanian national cause and bringing lasting peace and stability to Southeast Europe. In collaboration with foreign policy leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and a network of committed volunteers around the world, the Civic League works to bring genuine independence to Kosova, equal rights to Albanians in Macedonia, Montenegro, the Presheva Valley, and Chameria, and democracy and economic freedom to Albania. Learn more About us 

Please visit the News section for our latest articles and news items and check out our new Video Page to see some historic footage of AACL's work for the Albanian people.

Browse Archives for more information on AACL-sponsored Congressional Resolutions, Hearings, and other events, including our Balkans Peace Awards, as well as Joe DioGuardi’s 1985-88 Congressional Records.

To learn more about our work for Kosova, Albania, the Albanians in Presheva, Macedonia, Montenegro, and for more information about the Albanians in Italy, Albanians in Greece, the Diaspora, and the Albanian-Serb relations, please visit the Albanian People section of our site.


Each year, on January 27, the United Nations observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  This year, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Albania to the UN, under the direction of Ambassador Ferit Hoxha, and B'nai B'rith International held the first program on the unique role that Albanians played in rescuing European Jewry during World War II.  Please click on the video below to listen to the short speech given by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi.





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Crisis Brewing in Macedonia, by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi and Roland Gjoni
Text in English | Text in Albanian
(23 September 2014)

The Albanian Rescue of European Jewry - Remarks by Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi at the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day
(27 January 2014)
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Reflections on the Historic Albanian American Civic League and Foundation Event Commemorating the Albanian Rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, by Luan Mazreku
(10 January 2014)
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