Belarus will voice its initiatives at the International Summit on Sustainable Development, which opens today in New York. The forum will bring together representatives of more than 70 countries. Belarus will be represented by the national coordinator for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals Marianna Schetkina. The main emphasis is made on strengthening cooperation, including at the regional level. Belarus stands for the creation of a broad partner network of national coordinators to give impetus to the achievement of global development goals. Within the framework of the summit, Marianna Schetkina will hold bilateral meetings with heads of delegations of foreign countries and international organizations.