Belarus has received high approval for the work done to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in 2018, Vice Speaker of the Council of the Republic, National Coordinator for SDGs Marianna Shchetkina said at the First National Forum on Sustainable Development in Minsk. Belarus ranks 23rd among 156 countries and has been generally rated above average for the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The world community appreciated the work of Belarus in this area. Last year, the country participated in the World Economic Forum on Sustainable Development for the first time.