SKOP is the National Platform of Maltese NGDOs and is Malta’s broadest network of voluntary and non-governmental organisations working in international development cooperation and humanitarian aid. It works to promote the exchange of experience, ideas and information by acting as a broker for a variety of relationships and by collating and distributing information. In view of the upcoming MEP’s elections, SKOP launched its manifesto targeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
MDGs are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that address the world’s main development challenges and are drawn from the actions and targets found in the Millennium Declaration. This was drafted during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000 and signed by 147 heads of state and governments, including Malta. The delay in attaining the MDGs can be partially attributed to badly developed policies and the lack of properly allocated financial resources necessary for achieving development.
Designed by Outlook Coop, the manifesto comprises a set of proposals targeted towards candidate MEPs. It urges them to take immediate action in line with achieving the MDGs if elected.