available languages: english February 24, 2021

DRI joins 700 signatories from 120 countries asking the 2021 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly to set a new global standard on beneficial ownership transparency.

The appeal submitted to the UN General Assembly by Transparency International calls for a new global standard for transparency in company ownership. The appeal comes ahead of the UN General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption, UNGASS 2021, scheduled for June.

In this appeal, we ask that UNGASS 2021 commits all countries to set up national, public registers of companies, disclosing the real individuals who own, control or benefit from them.

The signatories include renowned academics and research centres, companies and business executives, civil society groups and activists as well as several government agencies and public officials.

Go to the full text and the list of signatories