Saturday, December 3, 2016
10 am – 5:30 pm
Salesianum School invites high school students of all abilities from across the mid-Atlantic to join us for the thirtieth annual Delaware Model United Nations Conference (DELMUN). DELMUN is entirely student-run and has a rich history of vigorous debate and an emphasis on deepening students’ understanding of the complexities of the modern world.
Highlights for this year's DELMUN will include our keynote speaker, Jeffrey Griffin of the University of Nevada, Reno, and a tribute to Rev. John Hurley, OSFS, DELMUN's founder, who died earlier this year.
9 am: Check-in Begins
9:30 am: Opening Ceremonies
12 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunches
4:45 pm: Closing Ceremonies
Committees & Topics
Today’s political and economic challenges continue to provide a variety of topics – some emerging, some more familiar – for students to debate. DELMUM XXX will call upon participants to examine the following global issues from the perspective of nations across the world.
We will once again be grouping delegates by ability and will be adding councils this year to keep the group sizes manageable.
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) - Preventing honor killings in South Asia, Increasing the participation of women in government in Eastern and Central Africa.
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Supplying education to Syrian Refugees, and Monitoring, repairing and preventing the destruction of historic sites by ISIS.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Limiting the effect of climate change, especially in island nations.
Security Council - AAddressing nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula and mediating the dispute in the South China Sea.
World Health Organization (WHO) - Addressing antibiotic resistant “super-bugs” and controlling and treating Zika in affected areas.
Engineers without Borders - A small innovate council that will focus not only on policy issues but also on practical problem solving. Participants should know about the workings of Engineers without Borders, and come with new ideas on how to improve it. (A grasp on STEM or other engineering concepts would be helpful).
Registration & Fees
The fee is $200 per delegation, which allows school’s to bring up to 15 delegates. This fee includes lunch for all delegates and moderators. Should schools wish to bring additional delegates, they may do so at the rate of $15 per delegate.
Upon registration, Salesianum will issue an invoice for registration fees, which is due by the start of the conference.