Louis Charbonneau, United Nations Director at Human Rights Watch, highlights the critical role played by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other such entities to focus the spotlight on human rights violations in dangerous areas, such as the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, Sudan and Ukraine. Although the UN Security Council is paralyzed and needs to be reformed, some other major agencies of the UN are on the ground in Ukraine and are helping to keep millions of people alive. The UN Refugee Agency, which is assisting over 80-million refugees worldwide, is working with millions of Ukrainians who have been forced from their homes. A few other UN agencies in the war zones include the World Food Program, UNICEF and the International Atomic Energy Agency. The UN General Assembly voted to suspend Russia’s participation on the UN Human Rights Council, which humiliated Russia. Ironically, a large number of US media personalities reporting on the Ukrainian conflict do not understand the depth and breadth of the UN, and falsely equate the Security Council as the entire UN System.