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ETSI Directives

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Version 43 dated 20 May 2021 includes the following changes with respect to v42r1:


  • Articles 11 update to clarify the possibility of building Consensus between two (2) meetings of the General Assembly. [D-GA77/23{SCM}]

For further information see document [ETSI/GA(21)77S005r2]

  • Articles 11.5 amended, splitting it into two (2) Clauses 11.5 and 11.6 to clarify the rules regarding secret ballot. [D-GA77/22{SCM}]

For further information see document [ETSI/GA(21)77S004r4]

  • Annex 3 updated with the new name of the Republic of North Macedonia. [D-GA77/21{SCM}]

For further information see document [ETSI/GA(21)77S002r1]

  • Annex 6, Appendix A updated to make the appendices A1 and A2 obsolete. [D-GA77/24{SCM}]

For further information see document [ETSI/GA(21)77S003r3]


  • Clause 3.2.1 updated to precise the starting date of an ISG. [D-B132/6]

For further information see document [BOARD(21)132_009]


  • The header "What are the ETSI Drafting Rules", Clauses 1.4 and 2.0 updated to improve the content and to match current practices.
  • Clauses 2.10.0,, 2.10.2, 7.1, 8.1 and 8.4 updated to match current practices.
  • Clauses 4.2 and 4.3.2 updated to improve content.
  • Clause 5.2.1 updated to remove inappropriate text.