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[Editorial] Achieving sustainable solidarity development goals

The meaning of social security varies nationally. In the USA, it might bring to mind the eponymous agency that administers social insurance providing benefits for retired individuals and those living with disability. In 1934, in the wake of the Great Depression when as many as 25% of Americans were unemployed, President Franklin D Roosevelt announced his plans to create a social security programme for the nation to “encourage a greater security for each individual who composes it”. He proclaimed: “This seeking for a greater measure of welfare and happiness does not indicate a change in values.

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