GDST 1.0 Standards and Materials

Background on GDST 1.0 Materials

The GDST 1.0 materials are the product of the GDST Secretariat and reflect extensive dialogue with GDST members and external experts. These documents together constitute the full set of GDST 1.0 materials. The packet, as of February 2020, includes materials listed in the table below. If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the GDST Secretariat at

To download the materials, please click the document titles in the table below. 

Document Title

Contents Translations  
Guide to the GDST 1.0 Materials Overview of GDST 1.0 packet contents + “How to use these documents”
Executive Summary Two-page description of GDST 1.0


Core Normative Standards The GDST 1.0 standards themselves


Basic Universal List of KDEs (spreadsheet) e-spreadsheet of Appendices to Core Normative Standards  Japanese
Explanatory Materials Non-technical background and introductory materials

Chinese & Japanese 

Technical Implementation Guidance Additional technical materials to facilitate implementation

Chinese & Japanese

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