||The Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament (CICD) emerged from the Australian and New Zealand Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament held in Melbourne in1959. Its founders were peace activists, unionists and church leaders who together with the Victorian Peace Council supported a move for a holistic and democratic approach to peace and nuclear disarmament. Since its inception the movement has actively campaigned, co-ordinated and facilitated war protests and rallies including the Vietnam Moratorium (1970-1972), Palm Sunday Peace Rallies, and opposition to French Nuclear Testing (1990s). CICD has also worked to foster an informed and active public opinion through media programmes and publications. Circa 1987 the organisation changed its name to the Campaign for International Co-operation and Disarmament (CICD). In 2009 it held its 50th Anniversary of active campaigning making it the longest serving peace organisation in Australia.
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