Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals to life at MWC 2018.


Mobile World Congress 2018 has now ended. 

Get highlights from our #BetterFuture activities below, or for more information, please contact us at industrypurposeevents@gsma.com.

We hope to see you in Kigali at M360 Africa this July!


Seminar: What a #BetterFuture means for business today

Mobile is transforming the world in a way no other industry can. The #BetterFuture seminar began with keynotes from Alison Smale, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at the UN Department of Global Communications, and Amina Mohamed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN. In the Case For Change and Big Data for Social Good panel discussions, this seminar explored how the mobile industry is building a better future for people and communities everywhere through innovation and partnerships conducive to meaningful impact. In his keynote, Safaricom’s Stephen Chege also explored how the private sector can continue to incorporate and promote sustainable business practices benefiting not only our societies but their own business.

The #BetterFuture Dome

For the first time, MWC visitors entered the #BetterFuture Dome – an immersive 360 video experience showcasing the incredible impact of mobile on people’s lives. 

The SDGs in Action app

The SDGs in Action app raises awareness about the Goals, gives the latest news and updates on progress towards the Goals from the GSMA and our partners, and allows users to take their own actions.

The app is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The SDGs in Action app is available for download on iOS or Android devices. To enjoy the exclusive content visit: www.sdgsinaction.com.

One Voice, One Industry: The SDGs in the Main Conference

This year’s Mobile World Congress brought together leaders from across the public and private sectors. To capture their take on how mobile is creating a better future, we have exclusive interviews – coming soon.

The SDGs at the Ministerial Programme

This year’s agenda focused on how the mobile industry, along with governments and the international community, are creating a better future. Highlights from Ministerial Programme 2018 will be available here.