Lazar Mojsov

Lazar Mojsov
34th President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
Preceded by Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe
Succeeded by Indalecio Liévano
10th President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
In office
15 May 1987  15 May 1988
Prime Minister Branko Mikulić
Preceded by Sinan Hasani
Succeeded by Raif Dizdarević
8th Chairman of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia
In office
20 October 1980  20 October 1981
President Lazar Koliševski
Cvijetin Mijatović
Sergej Kraigher
Prime Minister Veselin Đuranović
Preceded by Josip Broz Tito
Succeeded by Dušan Dragosavac
Personal details
Born (1920-12-19)19 December 1920
Negotino, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died 25 August 2011(2011-08-25) (aged 90)
Belgrade, Serbia
Political party League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)
Alma mater University 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. 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. During the next two decades, he served as a member of the parliaments of SFR Yugoslavia and SR Macedonia and as a newspaper editor.

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.

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. 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. From 1984 to 1989, he was a member of the collective presidency of Yugoslavia and was its chairman from 1987 to 1988.

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.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe
President of the United Nations General Assembly
Succeeded by
Indalecio Liévano
Political offices
Preceded by
Sinan Hasani
President of the Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia
15 May 1987 – 15 May 1988
Succeeded by
Raif Dizdarević
Party political offices
Preceded by
Josip Broz Tito
President of the Presidency of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia
20 October 1980 – 20 October 1981
Succeeded by
Dušan Dragosavac
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