The United Nations (UN) says Zimbabwe has made great strides in addressing human trafficking by coming up with an enabling legal framework to curb cases of human trafficking.

The world commemorations of the International Day Against Human Trafficking saw Zimbabwe also celebrating having put in place an enabling legal framework to deal with issues of human trafficking.

UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Bishaw Parajuli commended Zimbabwe for the domestication of international treaties against human trafficking.

Zimbabwe used to be a transit route for human trafficking, but the country suffered a major blow after several women fell victim to human trafficking after being lured to take up non-existent jobs in Kuwait.

Human trafficking, which is now regarded as modern day slavery is the third largest crime in the world after terrorism and drug trafficking.

The crimes involve large sums of money and appear to be perpetrated by developed countries on developing nations whose populace suffer in their quest to look for greener pastures.