Saturday, December 9, 2017
9 A.M - 5:30 P.M
Salesianum School
1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19802

Welcome to DELMUN XXXI! Salesianum School is proud to invite high school students from across the mid-Atlantic region to the the thirty-first annual edition of the Delaware Model United Nations Conference (DELMUN). The oldest conference in Delaware, 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.


9 am: Check-in Begins
9:30 am: Opening Ceremonies
12 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunches
4:45 pm: Closing Ceremonies

Committees and Topics

Today’s political, social and economic challenges continue to provide a variety of topics – some emerging, some more familiar – for students to debate. DELMUM XXXI will call upon delegates to examine global issues from the perspective of nations across the world.

We will once again be grouping delegates by experience and will be adding councils this year to keep the group sizes manageable. Broad topics are posted underneath each committee so that your delegates may begin researching and background guides outlining more specifics of topics will be posted soon.

General Assemblies:
Disarmament and International Security Council (DISEC)

  • Keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorist organizations
  • Regaining stability in and around Syria

Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL)

  • Territorial disputes in the Arctic
  • Kurdistan independence movement

African Union

  • Limiting the spread and consequences of HIV/AIDS
  • Deescalating ethnic tensions in African nations

Specialized Agencies:
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

  • Securing international access to family planning
  • Ensuring equal opportunity for and admission to higher education

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Planning asylum for climate refugees
  • Combating increasing endangerment of species and habitats

United Nations Education and Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • Protecting freedom of expression internationally
  • Increasing peace and tolerance in multiethnic states

Historical Crisis Council:
Spanish Civil War

This council, set in 1936, will offer a discussion on combating the nationalist front through diplomatic, political, military, and economic debate and directives.

Security Councils:
Security Council

  • Protecting civilians in revolutions and separatist movements
  • Combatting active genocide

Security Crisis Council

  • Escalating tensions between India and Pakistan

Pre-Written Resolutions
For DELMUN XXXI, pre-written resolutions are allowed and encouraged in all non-crisis committees due to the time restraints of a one day conference. However, delegates should prepare to collaborate and edit these working papers with other delegates once they get to DELMUN on December 9th. In other words, it is to be expected that pre-written resolutions brought to the conference will not be the final drafts that are ultimately submitted to chairs and voted on by committees. For crisis councils (Historical Spanish Civil War, Security Crisis Council) no pre-written revolutions will be allowed.


It is still not too late to register for DELMUN XXXI! The registration fee is $200 per delegation, which allows schools 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.


Secretary-General: Aidan O’Neill ‘19 - aidan.o’

Under Secretary-General: Quinn Murphy ‘19 -

Moderator: John Helmick -