"From the refugee crisis to economic slowdowns in emerging markets, from ever-rising numbers of terrorist and cyberattacks to water shortages, global risks have been in the headlines in the last year," according to the document.
"The risks about which the Report has been warning over the past decade are starting to manifest themselves in new, sometimes unexpected ways and harm people, institutions and economies," it read.
The report defines a global risk as an event or condition which, if it occurs, can have a serious negative impact on several countries or entire industries within the next 10 years.
The issue of climate change was considered to have the most impact in the long term. The others are weapons of mass destruction, water crises, mass involuntary migration, and severe energy price shocks.
The report underscored that all of the risks it lists are interconnected.