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Whether globalization initially undertook 1492 with the discoveries of the Americas, or in the nineteenth century as argued  by  Kevin O’Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson in their renowned research paper “When Did Globalization Begin?”, with affordable transportations methods, globalization has become a constant in the history of trade and foreign relations in conjunction  with the controversy surrounding it. In certain cases, it might be seen as the villain behind poverty due to the well-nigh uncrossable lines between developed and undeveloped countries. Exploitation and human trafficking deriving out of corporations seeking low-cost labor as well as the deterioration of the environment are often included in the ramifications of globalization likewise. Contrastingly, it is also viewed as the panacea that will enrich countries with the making of free trade agreements and foreign direct investments together with the   promotion of world peace through international organizations.  Better cultural understanding that comes hand in hand with the spread of technology, could even be claimed as one of the results of this phenomenon too.  Even though neither of these extremes is an absolute truth, the fact that globalization is unstoppable has been proven to be, overall, legitimate along its favorable effect on countries. The delegation of Timor-Leste respects and agrees with the previous statements, nevertheless, these benefits are rarely equally distributed. Developed nations often end up with most of the wealth and get to control free trade agreements while developing nations might be obligated to subject to these terms or are left out of it completely. Therefore, the dilemma advances from whether globalization is good or bad to ensure that all nations are involved in it. As a young nation with 60% of its inhabitants’ age below twenty-five, Timor-Leste can be defined as a blank canvas where a lot of goals are still to be achieved. Its government is currently diligently working to prioritize education and agriculture. Even though it may seem irrelevant to the topic at hand, the European Union is supplying these funds by investing two million euros in the  microfinance company, Kaebauk Investimentu no Finansas (KIF) also known as “Timor-Leste’s leading microfinance institution”. Furthermore, Timor-Leste owes the United Nations its independence when it became the first nation of the century in 2002. Currently, the nation’s government is working diligently to strengthen the ties with the global community by starting the process to become a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Furthermore, the g7+, a group of nations including Timor-Leste that focuses on rebuilding peace within states that have been tormented by war and conflict, hosted  International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in the state’s capital of Dili. Even though child and forced labor have been rampant in our countries, a study done by the United States Department of Labor shows that in 2016, Timor-Leste made a moderate advancement in order to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by approving the Law to Prevent and Fight Against Human Trafficking and the National Commission against Child Labor as well as reestablishing the Inter-Agency Trafficking Working Group. (insert facts and explanation of the inequality between developed and undeveloped nations) The delegation of Timor-Leste whole-heartily believes that one size does not fit all. Luckily, this is not math, there is more than one solution, more than one final answer. This debate should not be pro or against globalization…. Is not take it all or leave it all. There are ways we can use the best of globalization and discard the worst, let’s solve globalization through globalization. For starters, the delegation of Timor-Leste believes that a compromise between multi-national corporation and the United Nations should be made where for every three factories that are set in a developed country, one should be set in an undeveloped country. In return, companies will be able to pay the workers the local countries’ minimum wage that will be significantly lower compared to a developed nations’. Another plausible solution is the implemenation of a circular economy. This is an ideal solution since it has been proven that a circular economy creates jobs while reducing the risks of exploitation. Moreover, it creates wealth and has numerous advantages related to the environment. Laws regarding the recycling of materials are essential for its implementation as well as consequences if said laws are broken. Awareness and education about this system are also key factors for this plan to succeed. The delegation of Timor-Leste  firmly believes that solving the issues caused by globalization can only be done through international cooperation.