The UN report said the terrorist organization was on its way from a "state network (succession) to a secret network" with ingenious leadership that could still pose a threat to other countries.
However, the report raised serious concerns about al-Qaeda, whose star has faded amid international concern for the state's organization and brutal tactics, especially after the killing of former leader Osama bin Laden in 2011.
"The leadership of al-Qaeda is showing strategic patience and its regional branches are playing a good tactical judgment, integrating themselves into local issues and becoming a player," the statement said.
The report finds that al-Qaeda remains a global network that shows flexibility, stronger than the organization of the Islamic state in places such as Somalia and Yemen, and its leadership in Iran is more prominent.
The Guardian newspaper said Hamza bin Laden married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the Egyptian who hijacked the first plane and was shocked by the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.