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The global region is used in OpenSanctions to denote datasets and entities which can not be scoped to any more specific single national or supranational region.


Our standard dataset contains 1 entities connected with the global region. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 5 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in the global region. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

African Development Bank Debarred EntitiesAfrican Development Bank Groupnot updated907
Asian Development Bank SanctionsAsian Development Bankupdated daily1,785
EBRD Ineligible entitiesEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Developmentupdated daily18
Inter-American Development Bank SanctionsInter-American Development Banknot updated1,981
OHCHR List of companies linked to illegal settlement in the West BankUnited Nations Human Rights Councilnot updated97

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database does not yet contain entities identified as PEPs connected with the global region.

National government positions

No positions for this category

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...