Retiring University of Winnipeg president Lloyd Axworthy is joining the board of directors of Cuso International, one of North America's foremost international volunteer organizations.
Axworthy, a former foreign affairs minister, retires as president of U of W June 30.
He is currently on a mission to Ukraine monitoring election preparations.
For more than 53 years, officials said, Cuso International has worked to reduce poverty and inequality in developing countries around the globe. "Dr. Axworthy's deep experience and his clear commitment to international development and human rights is a great asset to our team," said Derek Evans, Cuso International's Chief Executive. "His understanding of the challenges and opportunities, and his track record of effective innovation, will strengthen the impact of our work."
As a leading international development organization, Cuso International works to reduce poverty and inequality in 15 countries around the globe. Cuso International mobilizes skilled professionals to volunteer with local partners and communities to improve education, health, economic development, governance and environmental sustainability.