Lazar Mojsov

Lazar Mojsov ( Macedonian Лазар Мојсов; born December 19, 1920 in Negotino; † August 25, 2011 in Belgrade ) was a Yugoslavian journalist, politician and diplomat. He was President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Chairman of the Presidium of the SFR Yugoslavia and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.


Mojsov completed his studies at the Belgrade Faculty of Law with a doctorate degree before he fought against the German occupation during the Second World War as a partisan and a member of the Anti- Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia. After the Second World War, he quickly made ​​his career as a member of the Macedonian National Association of the Communist Party; 1945-1958 ( and again from 1964 to 1967 ) he was a member of the Yugoslav Parliament; Moreover 1948-1951 Minister of Justice of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. 1953-58 he was the President before the Supreme Court of the Yugoslav Republic.

Subsequently, he was appointed to the diplomatic service; first as ambassador to the USSR and Mongolia (1958-1961), and later in Austria (1967-1969) and at the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as permanent representative at the United Nations, as well as Ambassador to Guyana and Jamaica ( 1969-1974 ). In connection he was first deputy 1974-1982 and later Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia 1982-1984. During this time Mojsov led the General Assembly of the UN as President (September 20, 1977 to September 19, 1978 ) and was at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia ago (20 October 1980-20 October 1981).

From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the Presidential Council of his home and in 1987-88 president of the Presidium of the SFRY and thus nominal head of state of Yugoslavia.

In addition Mojsov worked as a journalist, among other things, he was also editor of the daily newspaper Borba.


  • Bugarska Radnička Partija ( komunista ) i Makedonsko nacionalno pitanje ( The Bulgarian Workers' Party ( Communists ) and the Macedonian national question ), 1948
  • Makedoncite vo Makedonija Egejska. Okolu prašanjeto na makedonskoto nacionalno malcinstvo vo Grcija ( Macedonians in Aegean Macedonia. On the question of the Macedonian national minority in Greece ), 1989, ISBN 86-15-00189-9 (formally wrong ISBN )
  • Memoarski zapisi. Sredbi, lugje, nastani ( Remembrance pace notes: meetings, people, events ), Volume 1: Sovetski i Amerikanski lideri vo sorabotka i konfrontacija ( od Hruščov do Elcin i od Nikson do Klinton ) ( Soviet and American leaders between cooperation and confrontation (of Khrushchev to Yeltsin and from Nixon to Clinton) ), 2006, ISBN 9989-253-70-6.