About CICD

Founded in 1959 by trade unionists, church leaders and other peace activists, the Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament is a non-profit, charitable organisation and popular movement.

CICD has played a leading role in Australian campaigns for peace and the reconciliation of nations over many years. Our members played key leadership roles in the Vietnam Moratorium, opposition to the Gulf Wars and East Timor intervention, protests against French nuclear testing, and many other notable campaigns.

Today, we are active around a variety of campaigns, including opposition to nuclear proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, support for humanitarian disarmament, the protection of free speech against surveillance and intimidation, and the promotion of democratic, sustainable trade policy.

We are a democratic movement of people, which cooperates with other peace organisations locally and internationally. We are wholly reliant on the subscriptions and donations of our supporters.

CICD is a member of the World Peace Council.

CICD also supports Abolition 2000, an international anti-nuclear movement campaigning for the abolition of nuclear weapons and implementation of the World Court decision.

Policy platform

  • Support for a non-aligned and independent foreign policy, based on the establishment of friendly relations with all countries as the best guarantor of our security.
  • Removal of all foreign military bases on our territory.
  • Opposition to the mining and export of uranium, and any extensions of the nuclear fuel cycle in our country.
  • Reallocation of military expenditure towards the social, educational and health needs of the people, particularly the unemployed and underprivileged. Support for conversion of military-related industries and employment to socially useful purposes.
  • Opposition to conscription and compulsory military training.
  • Support for independence movements and national liberation struggles throughout the world and solidarity with the Aboriginal land rights movement.
  • Support for the establishment of peace research institutes and peace-related curricula in schools.