I read how Esperanto is recognized by the United Nations and is popular in certain parts of the world. The United Nations has also begun presenting the The UNESCO Courier, its widest ranging publication in Esperanto. The publication is only published in eight other major languages and is the largest publication for world unity and scientific knowledge. The UN also provides an office for Universal Esperanto Association, an organization for promoting Esperanto, at the New York City UN building that could be used by other organizations.
While Esperanto is a great auxiliary language and it is great that it is being recognized, it is not an official primary or secondary language in any nation and it is not used in political/diplomatic discourse. I understand that Esperanto is pretty culturally and historically significant so it makes sense to acknowledge it, but my question is more about the extent of its recognition since there are plenty of important languages and non-government organizations that are as culturally significant (if not arguably more so) than Esperanto; yet many other important languages don't get any United Nations publications and many other important NGOs don't get close to getting an office in the United Nations building. So, I believe my question is why does Esperanto get recognized to the extent that it has its own translation for a magazine normally reserved for languages with hundreds of millions of speakers and a UN office for the non-profit organization based around it?