28 Dec 2004 : Increase in official donor assistance to Least Developed Countries: UN Under-Secretary-General welcomes development as a major step towards alleviating poverty
27 Dec 2004 : UN Under-Secretary-General saddened by loss of life and destruction caused by earthquakes and tidal waves: He urges international community to join forces to support vulnerable small island states
15 Dec 2004 : Open Forum: Millennium Development Goals can be achieved by the Least Developed Countries: Professor Jeffrey Sachs calls on the International Community to "Plan, Finance and Implement"
09 Dec 2004 : Poverty is rampant in Small Island Developing States: United Nations official calls for international support to alleviate poverty at meeting of the forum on small states in New York
07 Dec 2004 : Backwaters of Global Prosperity: How forces of Globalization and GATT/WTO trade regimes contribute to the marginalization of the world's poorest nations