Lazar Mojsov
34th President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
Preceded byHamilton Shirley Amerasinghe
Succeeded byIndalecio Liévano
9th President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
In office
15 May 1987 – 15 May 1988
Prime MinisterBranko Mikulić
Preceded bySinan Hasani
Succeeded byRaif Dizdarević
15th Vice President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
In office
15 May 1986 – 15 May 1987
PresidentSinan Hasani
Preceded bySinan Hasani
Succeeded byHamdija Pozderac
3rd President of the Presidency of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia
In office
20 October 1980 – 20 October 1981
PresidentLazar Koliševski
Cvijetin Mijatović
Sergej Kraigher
Prime MinisterVeselin Đuranović
Preceded byStevan Doronjski
Succeeded byDušan Dragosavac
Personal details
Born(1920-12-19)19 December 1920
Negotino, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died25 August 2011(2011-08-25) (aged 90)
Belgrade, Serbia
Political partyLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade

Lazar Mojsov (Macedonian: Лазар Мојсов; 19 December 1920 – 25 August 2011) was a Macedonian journalist, communist politician and diplomat from SFR Yugoslavia.


Mojsov received his doctoral degree from the University of Belgrade's Law School.[1] Prior to his graduation from the University of Belgrade he failed to graduate from the University of Sofia. In the Sofia university's records under his name it was stated that he is Bulgarian. Later on Metodi Andonov - Cento doubts his abilities to be the public prosecutor of Macedonia as he does not even have a law degree.

He fought for the anti-fascist partisans in World War II and continued to rise through the ranks of the Communist Party after 1945. He was attorney general of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia from 1948 to 1951.[1] During the next two decades, he served as a member of the parliaments of SFR Yugoslavia and SR Macedonia and as a newspaper editor.[1]

Meanwhile, he began a diplomatic career, serving as Yugoslav ambassador to the Soviet Union and Mongolia from 1958 to 1961 and as ambassador to Austria from 1967 to 1969. From 1969 to 1974, he served as Yugoslav ambassador to the United Nations, Guyana and Jamaica.[1]

From 1974 to 1982, Mojsov was deputy foreign minister of Yugoslavia, and, from 1977 to 1978, he was the president of the United Nations General Assembly.[1] From 1980 to 1981, he served as Chairman of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, and from May 1982 to May 1984, he was the foreign minister.[2] From 1984 to 1989, he was a member of the collective presidency of Yugoslavia and was its chairman from 1987 to 1988.[2]

Mojsov also lectured and wrote on the subject of international relations.

On 25 August 2011 Mojsov died at the age of 90 in Belgrade. He was laid to rest in Belgrade's Novo groblje cemetery's Alley of Distinguished Citizens.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lazar Mojsov (Yugoslavia)". United Nations. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Lazar Mojsov". Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of North Macedonia.
  3. ^ "Sahranjen Lazar Mojsov". 25 August 2011.
Diplomatic posts Preceded byHamilton Shirley Amerasinghe President of the United Nations General Assembly 1977–1978 Succeeded byIndalecio Liévano Political offices Preceded bySinan Hasani President of the Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia 15 May 1987 – 15 May 1988 Succeeded byRaif Dizdarević Party political offices Preceded byJosip Broz Tito President of the Presidency of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia 20 October 1980 – 20 October 1981 Succeeded byDušan Dragosavac