The U. S. Department of State has supported international participation in GLOBE since GLOBE began in 1995. GLOBE advances a number of U.S. foreign policy priorities, including improving understanding of the environment, showcasing U.S. science and technology innovations, combating vector-borne disease, promoting English-based instruction, empowering women and girls, and preventing conflict. One current initiative is GLOBEPlus Posts. US missions can propose to work with one or more schools and the GLOBE Country Coordinator to enhance GLOBE implementation through provision of equipment for taking measurements. Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES) provides the requested equipment and the Department of State arranges its delivery. So far this public private partnership has enhanced GLOBE activity in Kenya, Mexico, Panama, Taiwan, Bermuda, and Togo.